Patric Young

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Patric Young
Patric Young.JPG
Young with Galatasaray in 2015
No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus
Position Power forward / Center
League Greek Basket League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1992-02-01) February 1, 1992 (age 23)
Jacksonville, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10.25 in (2.09 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Providence School
(Jacksonville, Florida)
College Florida (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Galatasaray
2015–present Olympiacos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Patric Young (born February 1, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek Basket League. He played college basketball for the University of Florida.

College career[edit]

Young accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a member of coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2010 to 2014. In his four-year college career at Florida, Young became the 50th 1,000-point scorer in UF history and finished his career 27th on the all-time scoring list with 1,307 points. He also became the 11th Gator all-time with 1,300 points and 800 rebounds. Young never missed a game in his career, becoming the second player in program history to appear in 150 games. As a senior, he was named NABC Pete Newell Big Man of the Year,[1] AP and Senior CLASS All-American, CoSIDA Academic All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a two-time All-SEC, earning second-team honors from coaches and AP in 2014 and second-team honors from the coaches in 2013. Furthermore, he became the league’s first three-time winner of the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year honor, earning the recognition in 2012, 2013 and 2014.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Young joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[3][4][5] On July 24, 2014, he signed with the Pelicans.[6] On November 30, 2014, he was waived by the Pelicans before appearing in a game for them.[7]

On December 3, 2014, Young signed with Galatasaray Liv Hospital of Turkey for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[8] In 24 Turkish League games, he averaged 10.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

On June 27, 2015, Young joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[9] On July 17, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the Greek club Olympiacos.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Galatasaray 17 14 24.5 .602 .000 .600 6.4 .6 .9 .8 8.7 13.2
Career 17 14 24.5 .602 .000 .600 6.4 .6 .9 .8 8.7 13.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida’s Patric Young Named NABC Big Big Man Of The Year". missourisportsredux.com. April 3, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "4 Patric Young". GatorZone.com. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Eichenhofer, Jim (July 2, 2014). "Florida's Patric Young will play for summer Pelicans". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Eichenhofer, Jim (July 8, 2014). "Pelicans rookie Patric Young a formidable presence in paint". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2014 Summer League Player Profile – Patric Young". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pelicans Sign Fredette and Young". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 24, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pelicans Waive Miller and Young". NBA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Galatasaray announces Patric Young". Sportanado.com. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bourguet, Gerald (27 June 2015). "Phoenix Suns Add Patric Young, Josh Harrellson To NBA Summer League Team". valleyofthesuns.com. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Olympiacos bulks up with Young". euroleague.net. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 

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