HONORS & AWARDS
2012-13 USBWA All-District VII Team
2012-13 All-Conference USA Third Team
2012 C-USA All-Freshman Team
C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb. 27, 2012)
One of Conference USA's premier players... Led the Cougars and ranked second in the league with 18.0 points per game... Paced Houston and placed third in the league with a 87.5 free throw percentage... Ranked among the C-USA leaders in 3-point field goals per game and 3-point field goal percentage... Missed the season opener against Florida A&M with a quad injury... Returned to the lineup at San Jose State... Finished with a team-high-tying 17 points, five rebounds and two assists against Spartans... Nailed three of four free throw attempts in the final 22 seconds to help the Cougars ice the win... Led all players with 23 points, thanks to three treys and 8-of-8 shooting from the free throw line... Also dished out five assists with no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Tigers... Totaled 14 points with four rebounds, five assists and three steals without a turnover against Louisiana College... Hit a running jumper in the lane late in the game to help lead the Cougars to a win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Scored 15 points and four rebounds at Prairie View A&M... Posted 12 points with five rebounds at TCU... Rebounded his own missed 3-point attempt and hit Danuel House for a game-tying 3-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation against Texas Southern... Finished with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 shooting from the free throw line against the Tigers... Posted 27 points with six 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds with six assists and a steal against Louisiana-Lafayette... Led all players with 24 points and five 3-pointers against Chicago State... Added five rebounds with an assist in 28 minutes and converted all three free throw attempts... Scored the Cougars' first 11 points to open the second half against CSU... Tallied 17 points with three 3-pointers and hit all four free throw attempts against Prairie View A&M... Led all players with 25 points and nailed seven 3-pointers in nine attempts against Texas-Pan American... Scored 20 points in the Conference USA opener vs. SMU... Led Cougars with 14 points at Southern Miss... Finished with 15 points, thanks to a 9-of-10 performance from the free throw line, at East Carolina... Totaled 14 points with three assists against UCF... Led the Cougars with 16 points and two 3-pointers against Tulsa... Scored 14 points, including two 3-pointers, in win against UAB... Led the Cougars with 17 points and added six rebounds at Rice... Posted a team-high 17 points with three assists and a team-high six assists at SMU... Led Houston with 26 points and four 3-pointers and dished out five assists against Tulane... Totaled 25 points, thanks to a 12-of-14 performance from the free throw line, with five rebounds in 51 minutes at Tulsa... Led the Cougars with 22 points and added three rebounds and two assists at No. 21/19 Memphis... Topped Houston with 23 points, thanks to 3-of-3 shooting from long range and 6-of-8 shooting from the free throw line, at UTEP... Recorded 23 points with four assists against Marshall... Enjoyed his fifth straight 20-point game with 20 points and six rebounds against Rice... Converted an and-1 with two seconds left at Tulane to turn a 1-point deficit into a 2-point lead... Finished with 32 points, thanks to a 13-for-13 effort from the free throw line, and dished out a game-high nine assists against the Green Wave during the regular-season finale. C-USA Championship: Scored 10 points with four rebounds and three assists against Rice during the First Round. CBI First Round: Led the Cougars with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and added five assists with a steal and only one turnover against Texas... Ignited the Cougar fans on Houston's first play with a thunderous alley-oop to Danuel House. CBI Quarterfinals: Finished with 21 points and added two points and three assists in 39 minutes at George Mason.
|Points||32||at Tulane (3/9/13)|
|FG||10||vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (12/15/12)|
|FGA||19||at Tulsa (2/16/13)|
|3FG||7||vs. Texas-Pan American (1/3/13)|
|3FGA||11||vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (12/15/12)|
|FT||13||at Tulane (3/9/13)|
|FTA||14||at Tulsa (2/16/13)|
|Rebounds||11||vs. East Carolina (1/21/12)|
|Assists||9||at Tulane (3/9/13)|
|Steals||3 (4X)||Most recently
vs. Rice (3/6/13)
|Blocks||4||vs. North Carolina A&T (12/28/11)|
|Minutes||51||at Tulsa (2/16/13)|
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Joined teammate TaShawn Thomas on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... One of only six players to compete in all 30 games... Led the Cougars and ranked among the Conference USA top-10 individual leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (38.2) and 3-point field goals made per game (1.8)... Broke into the starting lineup in the second half of the season and finished with 16 starts... Finished third on the team with 11.3 points per game... Led the Cougars in minutes played (904), 3-pointers made (55), 3-point attempts (144) and steals (26)... Made his collegiate debut in the starting lineup during the season opener against Grambling State... Led all players with 18 points, including two 3-pointers and seven assists, against the Tigers... Recorded 19 points with four treys and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals against Utah Valley... Scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, with four rebounds and a game-high six assists against TCU... Drained two treys in the final 54 seconds to help the Cougars rally from an 8-point deficit in the final minute against the Horned Frogs... Scored 12 points and buried both 3-point attempts with two assists and two steals against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Posted 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers against Oklahoma during the first game of the RAMADA All-College Classic... Dished out four assists with five rebounds against UTSA... Posted 22 points, including four 3-pointers, with five rebounds and four assists against Rogers State... Gave the Cougars the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining against North Carolina... Finished with 12 points, four rebounds and four blocked shots against the Aggies... Totaled 25 points with four 3-pointers and added three rebounds and three assists against Texas State... Led the Cougars with 14 points, including three 3-pointers, at UTEP... Tied for the team lead with 11 points and six rebounds at SMU... Also led the Cougars with three 3-pointers against the Mustangs... Grabbed 11 rebounds with five assists and only one turnover in 28 minutes against East Carolina... Finished with 11 points, including three treys, at UAB... Led the Cougars with 17 points and three steals at Tulane... Totaled 13 points with a game-high-tying three 3-pointers against Rice... Recorded 13 points with two 3-pointers at Tulsa... Posted 10 points with four rebounds in win against Southern Miss... Scored 16 points at Marshall... Led all players with 27 points and topped the Cougars with four 3-pointers against SMU... Finished with 12 points, including a pair of treys, with five assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes. C-USA Championship: Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds with three steals against Marshall during the First Round.
Practiced with the Cougars but did not compete in any games to restore his eligibility.
YATES HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Greg Wise. Senior (2009-10): Parade All-America Third-Team selection... Texas Gatorade Boys' Basketball Player of the Year... Class 4A Texas Association of Baskeball Coaches All-State Team member... Averaged 27.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 3.8 assists per game to help lead the Lions to their second straight state championship... Led team to a perfect 34-0 record and the No. 1 national ranking in final polls from USA Today, MaxPreps and Rivals.com... Honored as the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game and the T-Mobile Invitational in Alabama... Scored 43 points during the T-Mobile Invitational championship game, including 24 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter. Junior (2008-09): Helped lead Lions to the first of back-to-back Class 4A state championships.
Full name is Joseph Michael Young... Born June 27, 1992, in Houston... Son of Michael and Tina Young... Father, Michael, ranks as the third-leading scorer in Houston history and is one of five players to have his jersey number retired... Majoring in health promotions.