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  Ray Young
Ray Young

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Oakland, CA

High School:
St. Joseph Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
G

UCLA -- Entering his fifth year in the program, Young redshirted last season ... Will be a senior co-captain with Jason Kapono ... Enters 2002-03 with the second-highest number of career appearances (94) and starts (22) in the program (trailing only Kapono's 98 appearances and 97 starts) ... One of UCLA's top defensive player who is also a scoring threat, Young in 2000-01 as a junior appeared in 31 games and started on seven occasions, averaging 22.8 minutes, 7.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists, while shooting 82.2 (60-73) from the foul line ... As a sophomore in 1999-2000, he appeared in all 33 games (tying a school record for most games in a single-season) and started a career-high 10 consecutive contests early in the season ... Also averaged a career-best 19.4 minutes, with 5.8 points and 1.3 assists ... As a freshman in 1998-99, he played in 30 games and started five ... Young is one of UCLA's three 1998 McDonald's All-Americans (with Dan Gadzuric and JaRon Rush) in the 1998-99 UCLA freshman class, rated No. 1 in the nation ... Brought to the Bruins not only CA State prep experience, but U.S. Junior playing time as well ... Joined Matt Barnes as the first two freshmen in the 1998 class to sign with UCLA during the early signing period of winter 1997 ... Comes from same high school that produced New Jersey Nets star and former California All-American Jason Kidd.

2001-02- Redshirted last season.

2000-01 - Young started seven of his 31 games and averaged 22.8 minutes, fifth-highest on the squad ... He was sixth in scoring with his 7.0 average ... He ranked second in free throw percentage (82.2), fourth on the team in assists (1.4) and sixth in steals (0.6) and averaged 2.2 rebounds ... His free throw percentage of 82.2 would have ranked fourth in the Pac-10 if he had made enough (it takes 2.0 free throws made - 62 in his case - to qualify and he made 60).

YOUNG'S SEASON-HIGHS-- a career-high 38 minutes vs. UCSB (11/29/00) and Georgia Tech (12/2/00); 20 points vs. Kentucky (11/10/00); a career-high nine rebounds vs. Arizona (1/20/01); a career-high six assists vs. UCSB (11/29/00); three steals vs. Kansas (11/9/00); a career-high two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (2/17/01).

NCAA Highlights - In NCAA first round action against Hofstra, Young played 10 minutes ... In NCAA second round action vs. Utah State, he played 19 minutes and finished with three points and one rebound ... In the NCAA "Sweet 16" vs. Duke, he played 19 minutes and had two points.

Regular Season Highlights (first-to-last game) - In New York City at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, Young came off the bench to play 25 minutes vs. Kansas, 10 points and and a game-high tying three steals ... As a starter vs. Kentucky, Young played 37 minutes and scored 20 points (second-highest total of his career; including six points in overtime), with five rebounds, two asssits and steals and just one turnover ... He started and played 22 minutes against CS Northridge, tying for the team lead with 15 points and adding four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot ... Vs. UC Santa Barbara, Young started and played a career-high 38 minutes, with 16 points, five rebounds, a career-high tying six assists and a game-high tying two steals ... Against Georgia Tech in the Wooden Classic, he started and tied his career high with 38 minutes and finished with eight points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block ... Vs. Hawaii, Young started and played 29 minutes, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist and six turnovers ... Against UC Irvine, he started and played 33 minutes, finishing with nine points , four rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot ... Vs. North Carolina, Young started and played 27 minutes, finishing with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot ... He came off the bench and played 25 minutes at Purdue, getting 12 points, three assists, two steals, one rebound and one block ... Young missed the Pac-10 opener against Washington in Pauley due to a sprained left foot ... Vs. Washington State, he played 18 minutes off the bench and contributed five points, one rebound and one assist ... In the home win over USC, he played 14 minutes off the bench and had six points, one rebound, one assist and one block ... Against Villanova, Young played 18 minutes off the bench and finished with two points, four rebounds and one assist ... At Arizona State, he played 23 minutes off the bench and finished with three assists, two steals, one rebound and one blocked shot ... At Arizona, he played 31 minutes off the bench and contributed 18 points, his highest total since the Kentucky contest, and a career-high nine rebounds to tie for the team high ... His 13 first-half points helped UCLA build a 41-33 halftime lead ... For his efforts at Tucson, Young was named the CBS Chevrolet UCLA Player of the Game ...Against Oregon State in Pauley, he played 26 minutes off the bench and had four points, six rebounds and three assists ... Vs. Oregon, he played 26 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... At California, Young played 23 minutes off the bench and had seven points , one rebound and one steal ... In the win at No. 1 Stanford, he played 17 minutes off the bench and contributed three points, one rebound, one assist and one block ... In the victory at USC, Young played 21 minutes off the bench and was a key to the victory with 19 points, three rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal ... He scored 15 of UCLA last 22 points in the final 4:33, including nine of 10 from the line ... On two occasions, he made two free throws after USC had cut the lead to four (0:46 and 0:38 remaining) ... In the win at DePaul, Young played 23 minutes off the bench and had two assists and one rebound ... In UCLA's overtime win in Pauley over Arizona, he played 16 minutes off the bench and had two points, two rebounds, one assist and one block ... In the victory over Arizona State, Young played 26 minutes off the bench and contributed 14 points, three rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal ... In the win at Oregon, he played 25 minutes and contributed 12 points, one assist and one block ... In the overtime victory at Oregon State, he played 17 minutes and finished with one rebound and one assist ... In the win over California in Pauley, Young played 18 minutes and contributed three points ... Against Stanford, he played 18 minutes ... At Washington State, he played nine minutes and had two points ... At Washington, Young played 15 minutes and had two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

1999-00 -- Young appeared in all 33 games, tying a school record, and started 10 times ... He averaged 19.4 minutes, 5.8 points and 2.4 rebounds and shot 36.8 from the field and 31.5 (28-89) from three-point range ...In NCAA Tournament play, in five minutes against Ball State in a first round game, Young had one rebound ... In the NCAA second round win over Maryland, he played 13 minutes and contributed seven points and two rebounds ... In the NCAA "Sweet 16" vs. Iowa State, he played 10 minutes and grabbed one rebound. ... At UCLA's season-ending banquet, Young received the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award for Outstanding Defensive Player.

YOUNG'S SEASON-HIGHS - 33 minutes vs. Purdue (12/30/99); a career-high 22 points vs. Oregon State (1/27/00); six rebounds, three times, last vs. DePaul (12/18/99); a career-high six assists vs. Oregon State (1/27/00); a career-high four steals vs. Morgan State (12/1/99) and Washington (3/11/00).

1998-99 -- Young, who appeared in 30 games and started five as a freshman, averaged 16.1 minutes, 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while shooting 46.9 from the field, 40.8 (20-49, No. 1 on the team) from three-point range and 70.4 (19-27, No. 2 on the squad) from the free throw line ... He played double-figure minutes in 21 of his last 25 games ...In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, Young played 25 minutes off the bench and contributed 11 points and four rebounds. ... At the Bruins' annual banquet, Young was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award for Academic Achievement (3.1gpa) and Team Contribution ... His preseason honors included Lindy's No. 30 incoming frosh in the U. S.

YOUNG'S SEASON-HIGHS -- 34 minutes at Louisville (1/23/99); 14 points vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98); six rebounds three times, last vs. California (2/13/99); two assists, five times, last vs Arizona State (3/4/99); three steals, twice, last vs. Stanford (2/11/99) and a career-high two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/4/99).

High School -- In the summer of 1998, Young was a finalist for the USA Junior World Championship team ... As a senior in 1997-98 at St. Joseph Notre Dame HS under coach Gordon Johnson, Young averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and steals a game ... For the second straight season, he led the Pilots to the `98 CA State Div. I title game and the NorCal championship ... His many first-team senior All-American honors included McDonald's and Student Sports ... His other senior All-American honors were from Parade (second-team), Basketball Times (third-team), All Star Sports Report (fifth-team) and Slam (honorable mention) ... 1998 Gatorade West Coast Player of the Year and CA Player of the Year ... Hoop Scoop and PrepStar rated Young as the nation's No. 1 shooting guard as a senior in 1998 ... During his senior prep campaign he wrote a monthly column for Slam Magazine ... Played in the McDonald's All-American and Hoop Summit games ... In the McDonald's contest on March 25, 1998 in Norfolk, VA, as a member of the West squad, Young played 13 minutes, scoring five points with one rebound and assist, in the West's 128-112 loss to the East (with former teammate Dan Gadzuric) ... In the Hoop Summit contest, on March 29, 1998 in San Antonio, TX, Young was a member of the USA Junior Select National team that lost to an International Select squad (with Gadzuric), 104-99 ... In that contest, Young played six minutes, with five points and one steal ... Was also selected to play in Magic's Roundball Classic on April 5, 1998 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI ... Preseason senior prep honors included No. 2 vote-getter in the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West poll and Dick Vitale's No. 1 Backcourt Player in America ... As a junior in 1996-97, Young again helped lead St. Joseph Notre Dame to the CA State Div. I championship game, where the Pilots were edged by Crenshaw (Young scored 16 points in the loss) ... Named the `97 CA State Junior of the Year, while averaging 17.8 points and 7.0 rebounds and leading the Pilots to a 31-4 overall record and the NorCal championship ... Also the 1997 San Francisco Examiner Metro Player of the Year ... As a sophomore in 1995-96, Young averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals game and earned second-team All-State and first-team All-Conference honors ... First-team All-League selection as a freshman in 1994-95, averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals a game ... His coach at St. Joseph Notre Dame for his first three years was Frank LaPorte, who died of cancer on Sept. 12, 1998 before the start of his senior season.

Personal -- Full name: Ray Henry Young III ... Right-handed ... Born March 20, 1980 in Berkeley ... Parents: Joseph and Lynette Lewis ... One brother, Ronald ... History major ... Wants to enter sports management or become a sports agent.

VARSITY STATISTICS
Cumulative
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	Tp	Avg	A	Avg
2001-02					redshirted
2000-01	31-7	69-196	.352	60-73	.822	69	2.2	216	7.0	43	1.4
1999-00	33-10	68-185	.368	27-46	.587	78	2.4	191	5.8	43	1.3
1998-99	30-5	61-130	.469	19-27	.704	77	2.6	161	5.4	19	0.6
Totals	94-22	198-511	.387	106-146	.726	224	2.4	568	6.0	105	1.1
(Three-point shots--2001-02: redshirted; 2000-01: 18-85, .212; 1999-00: 28-89, .315; 1998-99: 20-49, .408; Totals: 66-223, .296)
NCAA Tournament
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	TP	Avg	A	Avg
2001-02					redshirted
2000-01	3-0	2-10	.200	1-2	.500	1	0.3	5	1.7	0	0.0
1999-00	3-0	3-8	.375	0-0	.000	4	1.3	7	2.3	0	0.0
1998-99	1-0	4-7	.571	0-0	.000	4	4.0	11	11.0	0	0.0
Totals	7-0	10-25	.400	1-2	.500	9	1.3	23	3.3	0	0.0
(Three-point shots--2001-02: redshirted; 2000-01: 0-3, .000; 1999-00: 1-4, .250; 1998-99: 3-5, .600; Totals: 4-12, .333)
Young's 2000-01 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Kansas	3-5	2-4	2-2	1	4	10	1	0	0	3	25
Kentucky* 	7-12	3-7	3-4	5	1	20	2	1	0	2	37
CS Northridge*	4-10	3-6	4-4	2	4	15	4	0	1	1	22
UCSB*	6-14	1-6	3-3	5	1	16	6	2	0	2	38
Georgia Tech*	1-9	0-6	6-7	6	3	8	2	1	1	1	38
Hawaii*	5-11	1-4	2-2	3	3	13	1	6	0	0	29
UCI*	2-9	0-3	5-6	4	2	9	3	4	1	0	33
North Carolina*	0-8	0-5	0-0	2	5	0	2	1	1	1	27
Purdue	4-9	1-5	3-5	1	3	12	3	3	1	2	25
Washington State	1-1	1-1	2-2	1	2	5	1	0	0	0	18
USC	3-8	0-4	0-0	1	1	6	1	2	1	0	14
Villanova	1-8	0-4	0-0	4	0	2	1	3	0	0	18
Arizona State	0-4	0-1	0-0	1	5	0	3	1	1	2	23
Arizona	7-16	3-5	1-4	9	4	18	0	1	0	0	31
Oregon State	2-7	0-3	0-0	6	3	4	3	2	0	0	26
Oregon	2-7	0-1	5-6	2	4	9	1	2	0	1	26
California	2-6	1-1	2-2	1	1	7	0	2	0	1	23
Stanford	1-2	1-1	0-0	1	1	3	1	0	1	0	17
USC	4-6	0-2	11-12	3	2	19	1	1	2	1	21
DePaul	0-2	0-1	0-0	1	5	0	2	1	0	0	23
Arizona	1-3	0-2	0-0	2	5	2	1	0	1	0	16
Arizona State	4-10	1-3	5-5	3	2	14	1	3	2	1	26
Oregon	6-7	0-1	0-0	0	2	12	1	1	1	0	25
Oregon State	0-4	0-2	0-0	1	0	0	1	0	0	0	17
California	0-1	0-0	3-4	0	5	3	0	0	0	0	18
Stanford	0-4	0-2	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	18
Washington State	1-2	0-1	0-0	0	2	2	0	0	0	0	9
Washington	0-1	0-1	2-3	3	3	2	1	3	0	1	15
Hofstra	0-1	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	10
Utah State	1-5	0-1	1-2	1	3	3	0	1	0	0	19
Duke	1-4	0-2	0-0	0	3	2	0	3	0	0	19
*Starter
Young's 1999-00 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Fairfield	0-6	0-2	0-3	3	4	0	2	1	0	1	13
Iona 	6-8	5-6	0-1	2	3	17	1	2	0	2	17
Morgan State	3-6	2-4	1-5	6	1	9	4	1	1	4	21
Gonzaga*	1-7	1-5	0-0	6	1	3	2	1	1	2	31
DePaul*	5-15	0-5	5-9	6	0	15	3	5	0	0	28
Maine*	2-4	1-2	2-2	4	0	7	2	2	0	2	23
Colorado State*	1-3	1-2	0-0	2	1	3	1	2	0	1	30
South Florida*	5-8	2-5	2-2	2	5	14	0	0	0	1	27
Pepperdine*	3-7	3-6	0-0	4	3	9	3	2	1	1	26
Purdue*	4-7	1-3	0-0	1	3	9	3	3	0	0	33
Washington*	3-7	1-2	1-2	3	4	8	2	0	0	1	22
Washington State*	0-1	0-1	1-2	0	4	1	0	3	0	0	15
USC*	0-3	0-0	1-2	0	2	1	1	0	0	1	12
North Carolina	0-2	0-1	0-0	1	0	0	1	1	0	0	6
Arizona	0-3	0-2	0-0	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	10
Arizona State	4-8	2-4	0-0	3	3	10	2	2	1	0	27
Oregon State	8-11	5-6	1-2	3	0	22	6	0	1	0	32
Oregon	0-8	0-3	0-0	3	2	0	0	0	0	1	27
Stanford	1-4	0-2	0-0	1	2	2	2	1	0	0	23
California	1-8	0-3	2-2	2	2	4	0	1	0	0	15
USC	2-3	1-2	1-2	4	1	6	1	3	0	3	14
Syracuse	4-5	0-0	0-0	4	3	8	0	1	0	0	22
Arizona State	1-5	0-3	0-0	3	1	1	4	2	0	1	24
Arizona	1-3	1-3	1-2	2	0	4	2	2	0	0	12
Oregon 	1-4	0-0	1-1	3	1	3	0	0	0	1	23
Oregon State	3-7	0-3	3-4	1	3	9	0	1	0	0	15
California	3-7	0-3	3-3	1	3	9	0	3	0	0	17
Stanford	0-4	0-1	2-2	2	2	2	0	0	0	1	16
Washington State	1-6	1-4	0-0	0	3	2	1	3	0	1	18
Washington	2-7	0-2	0-0	1	4	4	0	3	0	4	14
Ball State	0-1	0-1	0-0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	5
Maryland	3-5	1-3	0-0	2	3	7	0	1	0	0	13
Iowa State	0-2	0-0	0-0	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	10
*Starter
Young's 1998-99 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Santa Clara	1-3	1-1	0-0	1	0	3	0	0	0	0	5
Maryland	1-4	0-2	0-0	2	0	2	2	0	0	1	12
Kentucky	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	1	0	1	0	1	0	4
Delaware State	4-6	1-2	0-0	6	2	9	0	2	1	0	13
Oklahoma State	2-5	1-2	0-0	3	0	5	1	0	0	1	6
UNLV	1-1	0-0	0-0	1	1	2	0	2	0	0	10
CS Northridge	5-6	2-2	2-2	4	3	14	1	1	1	0	16
American Univ.	3-6	2-3	2-4	2	3	10	0	3	0	1	20
Loyola Marymount	2-6	1-2	2-3	4	1	7	1	0	1	1	17
Arizona	1-4	0-1	1-2	3	2	3	1	0	0	0	9
Arizona State	4-8	2-5	1-1	4	4	11	1	0	2	0	30
Oregon State*	2-8	0-3	2-2	5	3	6	2	0	0	3	18
Oregon	0-0	0-0	0-0	1	1	0	0	1	0	0	3
California	1-4	0-1	0-0	1	2	2	0	2	0	2	13
Stanford	0-1	0-0	0-0	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	13
USC	5-5	2-2	0-0	4	5	12	1	0	0	0	14
Louisville*	4-9	0-2	2-2	3	3	10	0	1	0	2	34
Washington State*	2-3	0-0	0-0	2	3	4	0	2	0	0	16
Washington	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	1	0	0	1	20
Oregon	4-10	2-4	1-2	1	0	11	0	0	0	0	26
Oregon State	5-8	0-2	2-3	3	3	12	0	0	0	1	27
Stanford*	2-6	1-3	2-2	6	5	7	2	0	0	3	31
California*	2-6	1-4	0-0	6	2	5	2	1	0	0	27
USC	1-3	1-2	1-2	2	1	4	0	1	0	0	19
Syracuse	2-3	0-0	1-2	1	1	5	0	0	0	0	10
Washington State	2-4	0-0	0-0	0	3	4	0	2	0	0	16
Washington	1-4	0-1	0-0	3	2	2	1	0	0	1	22
Arizona State	0-0	0-0	0-0	3	2	0	2	0	0	1	6
Arizona	0-0	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1
Detroit Mercy	4-7	3-5	0-0	4	1	11	0	0	0	0	25
    * Starter

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