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#20 Josh Young
Position: GUARD
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 174
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawton, Okla.
High School: Lawton Christian
Experience: 3 Letters

Selected to the Missouri Valley Conference 2009-10 Preseason All-Conference team for the second consecutive year...selected as one of 30 NCAA Division I men's basketball student-athletes as candidate for 2009-10 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award...enters final campaign ranked third on Drake career three-point basket list (202) and tied for seventh on Drake career scoring list (1,328).

2009-10 — Made season debut with 11 points and four rebounds vs. Iowa State.

2008-09 — Earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference playing honors...also selected to MVC Scholar-Athlete first team...led MVC in free throw made (168) which ranked second on Drake single-season chart...ranked third in MVC in scoring (15.4 avg.) and free throw percentage (.848)...set school record by making 32 straight free throws covering nine-game stretch...scored in double figures in 27 games, leading team in scoring 17 times...enjoyed six 20-plus scoring games...had career-high 34 points vs. Morehead State, while tying career high with seven treys and six rebounds...became third player in Drake history to make 200 three-point baskets in career after hitting four treys in regular-season finale at Bradley finishing with 21 points...named MVC Player of Week and MVC Scholar-Athlete of Week Dec. 22 after collecting 24 points in 60-43 home win vs. Iowa...also made career-high 14 of 15 free throws against Hawkeyes...tallied 24 points vs. Stephen F. Austin and opened MVC campaign with 24 at Evansville...had double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in home win vs. Indiana State...scored team-high 19 points in victory at Iowa State with three treys and season-high three steals...set career highs in rebounding in two games, grabbing seven at Southern Illinois followed by 10 in home game vs. Indiana State...selected to both Iowa Realty Invitational All-Tournament team and Drake Hy-Vee Classic All-Tournament team...named MVC Scholar-Athlete of Week Dec. 16...named to the 2008-2009 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason All-Conference Team as well as the CollegeHoops.net Preseason High-Major All-American third team.

2007-08 — Selected to U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District VI team...named to CollegeHoops.net Fourth Team High-Major All-American squad...also first team All-Missouri Valley Conference choice, who lead the league in scoring (15.9 avg.), while ranking second in three-point baskets (86-2.87 avg.) and third in three-point field goal percentage (.434)...named to MVC All-Tournament team after averaging 11.3 points, while shooting 52.2 percent from floor...also named to MVC Scholar-Athlete team...tied for second on school single-season three-point basket chart at 86, while ranking seventh in school career charts at 143...scored in double figures in 27 games, enjoying eight 20-plus scoring games...led team in scoring in 12 games, netting a career-high 25 points in upset past then No. 8 ranked Butler...had 18 points, including four three-point baskets, along with three steals in NCAA Tournament game vs. Western Kentucky...shot 50 percent or better from 3-point range in 12 games while making four or more treys in 10 games...had 24 points vs. Milwaukee and in home games vs. Southern Illinois and Creighton...tallied 23 points in home games vs. Cornell, Iowa State, Chicago State and Bradley...grabbed a career-high six rebounds in MVC title tilt...had seven three-point baskets vs. Cornell and six treys at Milwaukee, and home games vs. Chicago State and Creighton...had career-high five steals in MVC opener at Wichita State...named to Drake Regency Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 18.5 points and 3.5 steals en route to being named MVC Player of Week...also tabbed MVC Player of Week and MVC Scholar-Athlete of Week Feb. 4 after averaging 21 points vs. Creighton and Indiana State...named outstanding player of 2007 Capital City Summer League after averaging 21.9 points, while shooting 61.3 percent from floor, including 58.1 percent (25-43) from three-point range in league play...scored 33 points in championship game, hitting five three point baskets, while collecting six rebounds and four assists.

2006-07 — Named to both 2007 MVC All-Freshman & MVC All-Newcomer Teams...scored more points (342) than any freshman in the MVC...was named MVC Newcomer of Week three times...played in all 32 games, starting at off guard in last 13 games of season...averaged 10.7 points, while ranking second on team with 57 three-point baskets...led team in assists in 12 games and in steals and scoring in five contests...saved best for last, scoring in double figures in seven of last nine games including career-high 23 points in MVC Tournament win vs. Evansville...had career-high five three-point baskets vs. Evansville...was tabbed Feb. 12 MVC Newcomer of Week after averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in games at UNI and Bradley...dished out career-high seven assists at Bradley...also named Jan. 29 MVC Newcomer of Week after averaging 15.0 points in two games at Wichita State (four treys) and vs. UNI...had 19 points in home game vs. Bradley, including four three-point baskets...... named MVC Newcomer of Week Dec. 11 after leading Drake to three victories, while averaging 18.7 points, along with 3.0 assists, while shooting 56.7 percent from floor (21-37) including 42.1 percent from three-point range (8-19)...enjoyed back-to-back then career high 19 points vs. Troy and Georgia Southern while being named to Drake Regency Challenge All-Tournament team...had 12 points and four rebounds in home game vs. Creighton, along with six assists...scored team-high 13 points, along with three three-point baskets, at Southern Illinois...collected six assists in home encounter vs. Illinois State...had 10 points, including two steals and go-ahead trey in 74-68 home win vs. Indiana State...made first college start at Creighton, responding with six points.

High School — Led the state of Oklahoma in scoring as junior (35.0 ppg) and senior (35.2 ppg) at Lawton Christian High School, while leading team to back-to-back Oklahoma Christian Athletic Association state championships in 2005 and 2006...named 2006 Oklahoma Christian Athletic Association Player of Year...was a four-time Oklahoma Christian School Athletic Association all-state selection and was named first team all-state by the Oklahoma City Oklahoman in 2004, 2005 and 2006...also averaged 10.3 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 3.9 steals as senior, while shooting 60.7 percent from floor, including 47.4 percent from three-point range, and 82.4 percent at free throw line...scored over 40 points in nine games in career...owns school career (3,244-25.9 ppg) and single-season (980) scoring records...during the 2004-05 season Young scored 40 or more points in six games, 50 or more points on three occasions, including a school-record 64 points against Alex High School...also averaged 8.2 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 5.9 steals as junior...scored 25 points in 2005 state championship victory past Windsor Hills...three-time All-Sooner Conference selection...four-time Lawton Constitution All-Area team...played AAU basketball for the Oklahoma Trotters and Team Oklahoma...accumulated perfect 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school...four-year letterwinner in track...was a member of Epsilon Chi and is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students, while belonging to the Lawton Christian School Leadership Group.

Personal — Marketing and management major with concentration in insurance...born Joshua Adam Young on April 26, 1988, in Shawnee, Oklahoma...parents: Rick and LaSonya Young...has four sisters: Jennifer (24), Brittany (23), Amber (19), Bridgette (17); and one brother, Aaron (14)...high school coach: Rick Young.