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Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus  Young
Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Mitchell

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 217

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/21/1988

Experience:
1 letter


10/18/2017

#TGW: Forever Young

Former Yellow Jacket Thaddeus Young continues NBA career, strong ties to community

11/20/2013

#STINGDAILY: Catching Up With...Thaddeus Young

Former Yellow Jacket star forward, current spirit of 76ers

01/28/2007

Georgia Tech vs. #24 Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech vs. #24 Virginia Tech

12/18/2006

Georgia Tech vs. Centenary (12/18/06)

Georgia Tech vs. Centenary (12/18/06)

11/20/2006

MBB vs. Purdue

Georgia Tech 79, Purdue 61 - November 20, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

At Tech

> Top-10 national prep senior who made an immediate impact on the Yellow Jackets' fortunes as a freshman small forward, helping lead Tech to a 20-12 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 ... Declared for the NBA draft in May following the season ... Showed ability to hit the three-point shot and score inside ... Also an excellent offensive rebounder who posted double digits in the boards four times ... Worked hard on improving his defense and ballhandling skills ... Has long arms, toughness and grit, unafraid to post up, and can guard on the perimeter well.

2006-07

> Tied for the team scoring lead at 14.4 points a game, ranked 15th in the ACC, third among the league's freshmen ... Reached double-figures in all but six games, and scored 20 or more six times.

> Averaged 13.1 ppg vs. the ACC, 13.9 without the Dec. 3 game at Miami when he played only briefly due to tendinitis in his knee (sat out the Penn State game on Nov. 28).

> Played very well over Tech's five games prior to the NCAA Tournament, averaging 19.4 points and 5.0 rebounds while hitting 50 percent of his field goals and 50 percent of his threes ... Scored a career-high 30 points, 23 of them after halftime, in Tech's double-OT loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament, and 25 against North Carolina on Mar. 1.

> Stayed around 50 percent from the floor all year, finishing at 47.8, and was excellent from three-point range (41.9 pct. in all games, 41.3 pct. vs. the ACC).

> Had four 10-rebound games this season (four double-doubles), matching the total of Tech's post players, and led the Jackets in rebounding eight times ... Had 72 offensive rebounds among his 151 total, the best ratio among Tech's players.

> Consistently contributed points, but also passed the ball well (Tech's second-leading assist man with 2.1 per game, 2.4 vs. ACC).

> Averaged 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds a game in Maui ... Shot 40.6 percent from the floor and 2-of-6 from three-point range ... Pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked two shots while scoring 13 points against Purdue (6-12 FG).

High School

> Five-star prospect from Mitchell High School in Memphis, where he was coached by Jerry Johnson ... Named to the McDonald's All-America team and was a second-team Parade All-American ... Ranked as high as No. 3 by Rivals and Lindy's prior to his senior year, No. 6 overall following his senior year by PrepStars.com.

> Named all-state three times ... The 2006 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year, and also the 2005 Class AA Mr. Basketball ... Started playing with the varsity team in eighth grade, helping Mitchell to a 123-40 overall record in five years, and finished his prep career at Shelby-Metro area's fifth all-time leading scorer.

> Led Mitchell to the Class AA state finals in 2006, averaging 26.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game as a senior ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the 2006 McDonald's All-American Game in San Diego, and scored 11 points at the Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis ... Poured in 28 at the Jordan Classic All-American Game in New York and earned MVP honors ... Averaged 15.4 points (59.6 FG pct.) and 8.2 rebounds in the 2006 Nike Junior World Championship in Paris, France.

> Second-team All-American by Street & Smith's following his junior year ... Averaged 23.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 2.3 blocked shots per game, and helped Mitchell to a 31-5 record and the finals of the Region 8-AA playoffs ... Also played at the USA Youth Developmental Festival.

> Outstanding student who compiled a 4.3 GPA in high school, was a member of the National Honor Society ... Also ran cross country through his junior year and finished in the top 10 of every race in which he competed ... Mitchell principal John Ware said, "I've been in Memphis City Schools for 29 years, and I've had some outstanding student-athletes, and he's the most remarkable student that I've ever been involved with."

Personal

> Full name is Thaddeus Charles Young ... Born June 21, 1988 in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Lula Hall and Felton Young ... Family moved to Memphis when he was a fourth-grader ... Father played basketball at Jacksonville University (1976-78), drafted by the NBA's Buffalo Braves ... Majoring in Management.


Young's Career Statistics

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2006-07 31-31 917 29.6 177 370 .478 39 93 .419 52 70 .743 72 79 151 4.9 61 1 63 67 12 40 445 14.4
TOTAL 31-31 917 29.6 177 370 .478 39 93 .419 52 70 .743 72 79 151 4.9 61 1 63 67 12 40 445 14.4

Young in ACC Games

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2006-07 16-16 485 30.3 87 181 .481 19 46 .413 17 25 .680 34 32 66 4.1 27 0 38 37 4 24 210 13.1
TOTAL 16-16 485 30.3 87 181 .481 19 46 .413 17 25 .680 34 32 66 4.1 27 0 38 37 4 24 210 13.1

Young Game-by-Game
                                         |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---|             |----REBOUNDS----|
2006-07                Date     GS  Min   FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA   Pct  FT-FTA  Pct Off Def  Tot  Avg  PF FO   A  TO Blk Stl  Pts  Avg
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ELON                   11/10/06  *   29    7-14   .500   0-2    .000   1-1  1.000   4   2    6  6.0   1  0   1   2   0   1   15 15.0
JACKSON STATE          11/13/06  *   26    6-7    .857   1-1   1.000   1-2   .500   1   1    2  4.0   3  0   2   1   3   0   14 14.5
GEORGIA STATE          11/16/06  *   24    7-12   .583   5-6    .833   0-0   .000   0   1    1  3.0   0  0   4   0   1   1   19 16.0
vs Purdue              11/20/06  *   31    6-12   .500   1-2    .500   0-3   .000   3   7   10  4.8   2  0   1   5   2   0   13 15.3
vs Memphis             11/21/06  *   14    3-8    .375   0-0    .000   5-6   .833   1   2    3  4.4   5  1   0   2   0   0   11 14.4
vs UCLA                11/22/06  *   34    4-12   .333   1-4    .250   4-4  1.000   4   1    5  4.5   3  0   1   3   0   1   13 14.2
at Miami               12/3/066  *   20    1-6    .167   0-3    .000   0-0   .000   1   3    4  4.4   4  0   5   1   0   0    2 12.4
at Vanderbilt          12/9/06   *   36    9-16   .563   1-4    .250   0-0   .000   4   6   10  5.1   3  0   1   4   0   3   19 13.3
CENTENARY              12/18/06  *   23    9-16   .563   3-6    .500   0-0   .000   3   3    6  5.2   3  0   6   2   1   0   21 14.1
GEORGIA                12/22/06  *   34    7-14   .500   1-3    .333   9-11  .818   4   6   10  5.7   3  0   2   2   0   3   24 15.1
TROY                   12/28/06  *   25    7-13   .538   2-5    .400   0-0   .000   6   3    9  6.0   1  0   1   0   0   2   16 15.2
SAINT FRANCIS PA       12/30/06  *   21    2-9    .222   0-1    .000   3-4   .750   0   3    3  5.8   3  0   1   2   1   2    7 14.5
WINSTON-SALEM STATE    1/3/07    *   28    5-10   .500   1-5    .200   0-0   .000   2   1    3  5.5   0  0   1   0   0   1   11 14.2
at Clemson             1/6/07    *   35    7-10   .700   1-2    .500   0-0   .000   1   4    5  5.5   0  0   4   5   1   1   15 14.3
DUKE                   1/10/07   *   32    4-5    .800   2-2   1.000   1-2   .500   0   2    2  5.3   0  0   3   4   0   0   11 14.1
FLORIDA STATE          1/13/07   *   27    5-13   .385   2-5    .400   2-3   .667   1   1    2  5.1   1  0   2   0   0   0   14 14.1
at North Carolina      1/20/07   *   32   10-16   .625   2-5    .400   0-0   .000   3   0    3  4.9   3  0   0   3   0   2   22 14.5
at Maryland            1/24/07   *   32    9-15   .600   1-2    .500   2-3   .667   4   3    7  5.1   3  0   1   1   0   2   21 14.9
VIRGINIA TECH          1/28/07   *   27    2-10   .200   1-4    .250   1-2   .500   3   2    5  5.1   1  0   1   2   0   1    6 14.4
at Wake Forest         1/30/07   *   32    5-13   .385   1-5    .200   2-2  1.000   2   2    4  5.0   3  0   2   3   1   3   13 14.4
CLEMSON                2/3/07    *   36    5-10   .500   0-0    .000   4-5   .800   2   1    3  4.9   2  0   1   2   0   1   14 14.3
NC STATE               2/6/07    *   35    7-12   .583   0-1    .000   1-2   .500   3   4    7  5.0   1  0   3   3   1   2   15 14.4
vs Connecticut         2/11/07   *   33    5-15   .333   1-2    .500   3-3  1.000   3   7   10  5.2   1  0   2   2   0   1   14 14.3
at Florida State       2/13/07   *   28    1-7    .143   1-2    .500   0-0   .000   0   1    1  5.0   2  0   2   2   0   2    3 13.9
at Duke                1/18/07   *   31    3-7    .429   1-1   1.000   0-0   .000   1   1    2  4.9   2  0   6   2   1   1    7 13.6
WAKE FOREST            2/21/07   *   31    8-13   .615   0-1    .000   1-2   .500   3   1    4  4.9   0  0   2   2   0   3   17 13.7
at Virginia            2/24/07   *   33    5-10   .500   2-3    .667   3-4   .750   5   1    6  4.9   2  0   3   3   0   0   15 13.8
NORTH CAROLINA         3/1/07    *   27   10-18   .556   5-6    .833   0-0   .000   2   2    4  4.9   2  0   1   2   0   3   25 14.2
BOSTON COLLEGE         3/4/07    *   27    5-16   .313   0-4    .000   0-0   .000   3   4    7  5.0   1  0   2   2   0   3   10 14.0
vs Wake Forest         3/8/07    *   42   10-19   .526   3-6    .500   7-9   .778   2   2    4  4.9   4  0   1   3   0   1   30 14.6
vs UNLV                3/16/07   *   32    3-12   .250   0-0    .000   2-2  1.000   1   2    3  4.9   2  0   1   2   0   0    8 14.4

Totals......................... 31 917 177-370 .478 39-93 .419 52-70 .743 72 79 151 4.9 61 1 63 67 12 40 445 14.4