March 7, 2017Young Named to USBWA All-District II Team
PITTSBURGH -- Senior Michael Young was named to the USBWA All-District II team Tuesday, becoming Pitt's first selection since the 2010-11 season.
Young, also a third team All-ACC selection, is averaging a team-high 19.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He shares the conference lead with 30 double-figure scoring games and is fifth overall with 15 games of 20 or more points scored. Young ranks second in the league in scoring and is 11th in field goal percentage (.459) and 15th in rebounding.
The Duquesne, Pa., native has scored 617 points this season, tied for sixth-most in a season at Pitt. He enters the ACC Tournament with a string of 134 consecutive games played, the fourth-longest stretch in program history. Young became just the seventh player in program history to top the 1,800-point mark and is the only player at Pitt to post at least 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 200 assists in a career.
The Panthers have now had 34 USBWA selections in program history. Ashton Gibbs and Bradley Wanmaker were the last Pitt players to receive USBWA All-District honors during the 2010-11 season.
Pitt (15-16, 4-14) plays Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10) in the opening round of the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament Tuesday, March 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Game time is set for 7 p.m. with ESPN2 and the ACC Network televising the contest. Georgia Tech topped the Panthers, 61-52, earlier this week in Atlanta.
2017 USBWA ALL-DISTRICT II
Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Jevon Carter, West Virginia
Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
*Josh Hart, Villanova
Kris Jenkins, Villanova
Tim Kempton, Lehigh
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse
Justin Robinson, Monmouth
Michael Young, Pittsburgh
*District II Player of the Year
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