BRIEFLY... Kevin Young is in his second season with the Lions after a record-setting freshman campaign where he also played in the FIBA U19 World Championships in the summer of 2009. He was one of the top first-year players in the west Coast Conference and finished the year playing 40 full minutes in six games, as a true freshman. He went on to shatter the LMU freshman records for rebounds (224), rebounds per game (7.2), rebounds in a game (19), steals (51) and blocks (34).
2009 U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS... Young, whose mother is Puerto Rican, was named to the official roster for the Puerto Rico U19 Team and played in the 2009 U19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, July 2-12, 2009. Two years prior, Puerto Rico failed to win a game at the World Championships and finished 16th out of 16 teams. With the help of Young, the team finished in sixth place with a 5-4 record, a five-win improvement from the year prior. He averaged 23 minutes per contest, going for 7.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, while shooting 55.2 percent from the field. He finished with 69 points, 45 rebounds, 18 steals, 10 blocks and eight assists. His best game was a double-double performance against Lithuania, going for 18 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in 35 minutes. He also had 11 points against Angola and Egypt, while having a nine points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals against Canada. All four of those games were wins.
AT LMU... 2009-10... LMU RECORDS: Has 27 blocks on the season, tied for 15th at LMU... has 61 career blocks heading into the San Diego game is 9th all-time at LMU, five behind three players in sixth place with 66... WCC RANKINGS: ranked 20th in scoring (10.9 ppg), 12th in rebounds (5.5 rpg), 3rd in field goal percentage (54.2%), 12th in steals (1.2 spg), 6th in blocks (0.9 bpg), 10th in offensive rebounds (2.0 orpg) and 14th in defensive rebounds (3.6 drpg)... NON-CONFERENCE: Played all three games in Montana, averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes... had eight points and six boards in 18 minutes against UC Irvnie... played 30 minutes with two points, three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal against USC... had 14 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two three-pointers against Tulsa... went for 20 points, six boards, two steals and a block against UCSB... had fifth career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds... added two assists and four steals... went for 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting... had 12 points, five boards and three blocks against Notre Dame... had nine points, nine rebounds, a steal and two assists in 38 minutes against LBSU... in 37 minutes against Seattle, had 15 points, eight rebounds, an assist, three blocks and two steals... WCC PLAY: Had 12 points, eight rebounds, a block and an assist against Santa Clara... went for nine points, three rebounds, a block and a steal against Gonzaga... had best game of season with 21 points and eight rebounds off the bench in win over San DIego, adding a steal in 36 minutes... went for a career-best for second straight game, going for 27 points, eight rebounds while hitting 4-for-7 from the three-point line against Saint Mary's... continued to added to averages, scoring 15 points with four rebounds in win over Pepperdine... hit 5-for-6 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers to finish with 14 points and eight rebounds in win at Santa Clara... had seven points, four rebounds and a career-best four assists at USF... scored 11 points with five rebounds and two assists in win over Gonzaga... hit a big three-poitner with less than two minutes to play to lift LMU to win over USD, finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals...2008-09... was the final recruit for this year's first class at LMU and had quite an impact in his first season of collegiate basketball, shattering the all-time freshman record for rebounds and rebounds per game at LMU with 224 rebounds, good for 7.2 per game. He has also set the record for blocks by a freshman at 34 and steals with 51. His 19 rebounds against New Mexico State shattered the single-game freshman record as well. He ranked 25th in the WCC with 9.1 points per game, ranked fourth in rebounds (7.2), third in steals (1.65), seventh in blocks (1.10), fourth in offensive rebounds (3.13) and eighth in defensive rebounds (4.10). He was second on the team in minutes with 991, good for 32.0 per game. He played six games of 40 minutes... has started every game... went for a 10 boards against No. 8 Notre Dame... had LMU's first blocks of the season with a pair against Wagner... was a stat-stuffer against the Seahawks, going for nine points, six rebounds, three steals and the two blocks in 27 minutes... went for a career-best 11 rebounds, six of which on the offensive end, to go with six points against Arizona... had first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds... rebound total ranks second all-time for freshman at LMU in a single game... finished the game against UCLA with nine points and eight rebounds... went for a career-best 16 points and played all 40 minutes against Tulsa... added five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block... set the all-time single game record for freshman with 19 rebounds, adding 16 points against New Mexico State...most rebounds in a game since 1994... went 6-for-6 from the free throw line... scored 11 points with eight more rebounds in the win over Cal State Bakersfield... played 40 minutes against #25 SMC, scoring all 12 of his points in the second half, after going 0-for-2 in the first half, went 5-for-6 in the second... added six rebounds and four blocks... played just under 40 minutes against USD, coming out in the final seconds for defense... had seven points with two more blocks... had 15 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two more blocks against Portland... had third double-double of career with 21 points and 12 rebounds against #23 Gonzaga... added a block and four steals... led Lions with 17 points, seven rebounds and a career-best five blocks against USF... went for 13 rebounds against Pepperdine... had fourth double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in win over USD, giving him 185 on the season... went for 13 points and four steals at Gonzaga and then from nine points and six rebounds against Portland... added 12 rebounds to his freshman record in win over USF... went for seven points and seven rebounds against SMC...
PRIOR TO LMU... He graduated from Perris High School on the Sun Belt League, helping his team go 25-7 overall and 10-0 in league play, leading his team to the CIF-SS Division 3 finals where it lost to league-rival Hemet West Valley. Young finished the season averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. His final year of high school include three triple doubles as he totaled 499 points, 335 rebounds, 114 blocks, 66 assists and 59 steals on the season. His first triple-double on the season came in a 72-52 win over Cajon on Nov. 29, 2007 as he went for 16 points, 17 rebounds and 12 blocks. The 12 blocks were a career best. Cajon was victim again on Jan. 21 when he went for 27 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 61-45 win. His final triple-double came in a 90-78 win over Cathedral City. He went for 17 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks. The 20 rebounds was a career-best. He went for more than 20 six times including a career-best 31 twice. He went for 31 in a 82-67 win over Claremont and two games later with for 31 in a 96-58 win over La Jolla Country Day. He was named first-team All-Division IIIA. He also ran track and cross country at Perris. He established himself over the summer at the Reebok All-American Camp, earning a spot on the Finish All-Star Team. Young went on to score 11 points in the All-Star Game to help his team to a 101-100 win in the final day of the camp. He also was named to the All-Star team at the 2008 Fullcourt Press All-West Camp a week later...
PERSONAL... Kevin Young, Jr., was born in Riverside, CA and is the son of Alicia Morales and Kevin Young, Sr... has a brother and a sister... dad played basketball at Mt. San Jancinto College... he is a Liberal Studies a major.