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LMU transfer Kevin Young eyes KU basketball

June 17, 2011

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Kevin Young watches the alumni scrimmage during the Bill Self basketball game on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.

Kevin Young watches the alumni scrimmage during the Bill Self basketball game on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.

Former Loyola Marymount University basketball player Kevin Young, who attended classes at Barstow (Calif.) Community College during the 2010-11 school year, made an unofficial recruiting visit to Kansas University this week.

Young, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward out of Perris (Calif.) High, has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he signed a financial aid agreement with San Diego State last November. Athletes are allowed to sign just one letter-of-intent per their college careers.

Young averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during his sophomore season at LMU after averaging 9.1 points and 7.2 boards his freshman season. He hit 45.4 percent of his shots in two seasons (242-533), including 27.3 percent of his threes (38-139). He owns freshman records at LMU for rebounds, steals and blocks.

He moved on to Barstow CC, where he also was a member of Reggie Howard’s coaching staff.

“He’s a tremendous athlete that plays above the rim,” Howard told sandiegostate.rivals.com. “He's a quiet kid. I call him the ‘Quiet Assassin.’ He's got speed and he plays at 100 percent. He's easy to coach and open to things. If he makes a mistake, he still plays hard. He’ll make several plays above the rim.”

Playing for Puerto Rico, Young averaged 7.7 points and 5.0 rebounds a game in the 2009 U19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. He hit 55.2 percent of his shots overall and scored 18 points with 12 boards against Lithuania. Young, who reportedly is leaning heavily toward committing to KU, averaged 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks a game his senior season at Perris High.

Comments

Robert Rauktis 3 years, 6 months ago

Jeff Graves II (Did he play above the rim?)

kef104 3 years, 6 months ago

Juco transfers get to play immediately.

PaytonsPal 3 years, 6 months ago

Good Job Bill! Hopefully he'll be a good fit here at KU!

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