The Big 12’s New Faces: Kansas’ Kevin YoungPosted by cwilliams on October 21st, 2011
Kevin Young: The Essentials
- Class: Junior
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6’8″
- Weight: 185
- Hometown: Perris, CA
- 2010-11 Season: Started 31 of 34 games for Loyola Marymount, averaging 10.7 PPG.
On the court, Kevin Young showed no difficulty in his transition from high school to college. He immediately made an impact for Loyola Marymount, breaking the freshman rebounding record. Unfortunately, his transition from high school to college off the court did not go so well. Kevin struggled with the academic workload at LMU, so he left the program, and transferred to a local community college where he focused on his academics and earned his associate’s degree. Afterward, he decided to transfer to Kansas, and will be able to immediately join the Jayhawk squad immediately due to going the junior college route. Young has an athletic body with a very versatile game. He will be an asset to this Jayhawk squad, and if he has matured off the court, Young can blossom into a star.
What They’re Saying.
“He has a terrific motor. He can run all night and day, and he jumps extremely well. He’ll make plays where he comes out of nowhere to tip balls in. He won’t even be in your peripheral vision.”
- Kevin Good, Loyola Marymount head coach.
“I thought we definitely needed a playmaker, and we were able, at a late date, to fall into Kevin, and we couldn’t be happier. He’s 6-8, thin and can play multiple positions. He reminds me a lot of Julian Wright — very bouncy, very athletic. He will most definitely be an impact player for us next season.”
- Bill Self, Kansas head coach