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Terps Officially Announce PG Young's Signing

May 3, 2022
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Press Release: 

COLLEGE PARK, MD – New Maryland men’s basketball head coach Kevin Willard announced the addition of two-time First-Team All-Conference USA guard Jahmir Young to the Terrapin basketball program. A native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Young was a standout at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville and played for Team Takeover, an elite AAU program in the DMV. 

 

Young, who has declared for the NBA Draft, will maintain his eligibility to return to college and play for the Terrapins in the 2022-23 season should he withdraw his name before the deadline of June 1, 2022. 

 

"First, I want to thank Charlotte for these past three years. I picked Maryland because it is a chance for me to come back home and to do something special," Young said. "I am excited to play under Coach Willard and his staff. To come home and to be able to do something special while being close to my family is something I couldn't pass up."

“We are thrilled to welcome Jahmir home!,” said Willard. “He has been one of the most dynamic players in the country over the last few years. We are excited to welcome him to our family. He is a terrific scorer with a great basketball IQ. He’s a leader on the court who will be a major addition for us this coming season. It means a lot that he’s coming home after a great career at DeMatha and with Team Takeover.”

This past season Young earned First-Team All-Conference USA and First-Team NABC All-District 11 honors for the second year in a row. Young finished second in Conference USA in scoring with 19.8 points per game, second in free-throw percentage (.889), ninth in assists (3.6), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.64) and 14th in rebounding (5.9). He was the only player in Conference USA to score in double-figures and play in every game for his team this season. Young led the Niners in scoring, rebounds and assists and scored 20-plus points a league-high 17 times this season as he tallied a team-best five double-doubles.

As a sophomore, Young was a First-Team NABC All-District 11 selection and finished fourth in Conference USA in scoring (18.0 points per game) and sixth in free throw percentage (83.4 percent). He was a three-time Conference USA Player of the Week.

He joins Noah Batchelor as the first two signees under Willard, who was hired on March 21. 

 

As a junior at Charlotte (2021-22): 

First Team All-Conference USA

First Team NABC All-District 11

Team MVP

Conference USA Player of the Week (12/27/21).

Was the only player in Conference USA to score in double-figures and play in every game for his team this season.

Tallied a team-best five double-doubles.

Finished second in Conference USA in scoring with 19.8 points per game, second in free-throw percentage (.889), ninth in assists (3.6), ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.64) and 14th in rebounding (5.9).

Led the Niners in scoring, rebounds and assists and scored 20-plus points a league-high 17 times this season.

Ended the year ranked 17th in program history in scoring with 1,421 career points.

Scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while tallying seven rebounds and six assists with NO turnovers in the Niners victory over Southern Miss (3/5/22) to conclude the regular season.

Scored 16 points and hauled in 11 rebounds with five coming on the offensive glass in CLT's home victory over East Division Champs, Middle Tennessee (3/2/22).

Poured in 26 points for his 16th 20-plus point scoring performance in CLT's home tilt with FAU (2/26/22).

Averaged an impressive 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in the 49ers road trip to take on Western Kentucky and Marshall in mid-February.

Averaged 27 points and 3.5 rebounds against Louisiana Tech (2/10/22) and Middle Tennessee (2/13/22).

Recorded 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Charlotte to its second road victory in C-USA play against FIU (2/7/22) in a makeup contest in Miami.

Poured in 24 points and hauled in seven rebounds to lead Charlotte past Marshall (2/5/22) at home on Lee Rose Day.

Dropped in a game-high 21 points in CLT's massive home victory over Old Dominion (1/26/22).

Scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting in CLT's makeup game at FAU (1/17/22).

Rode a streak of four straight 20-plus point scoring games to conclude non-conference play against Valparaiso (12/11/21), Wake Forest (12/17/21), Maryland Eastern Shore (12/20/21) and Western Carolina (12/22/21).

Earned C-USA Player of the Week honors after averaging 20 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists with just three total turnovers in the Niners home victories over Maryland Eastern Shore (12/20/21) and Western Carolina (12/22/21).

Scored 26 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a perfect, 11-of-11, from the charity stripe to lead Charlotte past George Washington to open the month of December (12/4/21).

Averaged 20 points, 5.5 rebounds and five assists in the Niners pair of games in the Bahamas against Toledo (11/22/21) and Drexel (11/23/21).

Poured in a game-high 23 points, including the game-sealing 3-point basket with under a minute to play, in Charlotte's road victory at App State (11/18/21).

Recorded his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Niners season-opening victory against Monmouth (11/9/21).

As a sophomore at Charlotte (2020-21): 

First Team NABC All-District 11

First Team All-Conference USA

Team MVP

Finished fourth in Conference USA in scoring (18.0 points per game) and sixth in free throw percentage (83.4 percent).

Conference USA Player of the Week (12/21, 1/4, 2/1). 

Earned C-USA Co-Player of the Week honors (12/21) after averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 60 percent from the field in the helping the 49ers post wins over Davidson and North Carolina A&T.

Earned his second C-USA Co-Player of the Week award (1/4) after averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, five assists and two steals while connecting on six three-point field goals in the 49ers two games against WKU.

Named Conference USA Player of the Week (2/1) after averaging 23.5 points and eight rebounds in the 49ers’ two wins over FIU. He went 13-for-14 from the free-throw line in the two games while connecting on six three-point field goals. 

For the season, he recorded 24 double-figure scoring games, 11 20-point scoring games, 13 games with at least five rebounds.

Scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds with three assists and two steals against Georgia State (12/4).

Scored 24 points (shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 4-for-6 from beyond the three-point arc) while grabbing six rebounds with three assists against Appalachian State (12/11/20).

Tallied 18 points (8-for-9 from the free throw line) with seven rebounds in the 49ers win over Davidson (12/15). 

Scored a season-high 27 points (9-for-11 from the field) with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the 49ers win over N.C. A&T (12/19). 

Scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds with two assists and two steals in the 49ers road win at George Washington (12/22). 

Recorded his third straight 20-point scoring game with a game-high 23 points while grabbing six rebounds with three assists and three steals against WKU (1/1). 

Enjoyed his fourth straight 20-point scoring game with a game-high 24 points while grabbing seven rebounds with a career-high seven assists against WKU (1/2).

Scored a game-high 22 points at Florida Atlantic (1/22).

Scored 25 points which included going 13-for-16 from the free throw line at Florida Atlantic (1/23). His 13 free throws made was tied for the ninth most made in a game in school history and his 16 free throws attempts is tied for the ninth most  attempts in a game in school history.

Recorded his first career double-double with 25 points (including going 11-for-11 from the free throw line) with 10 rebounds in the win over FIU (1/29). Connected on the game-tying three-point field goal in the closing seconds of regulation.

Scored 22 points, grabbed six rebound and dished out four assists in the win over FIU (1/30). Connected on a career-high-tying four three-point field goals. 

Scored 26 points against Old Dominion (2/10).

As a freshman at Charlotte (2019-20): 

Named Kyle Macy Freshman All-American by CollegeInsider.com.

Conference USA Freshman of the Year, Third Team All-Conference USA and Conference USA All-Freshman team selection.

Hayward Grubstake Award winner

Led all Conference USA freshmen in scoring while finishing second on the team averaging 12.5 points per game. 

Led all Conference USA freshmen in rebounding, averaging a team-leading 5.2 boards per game. 

Finished sixth in Conference USA in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game. 

Finished the season with 21 double-figure scoring games, three 20-point scoring games, 17 games with at least five rebounds, 16 games with at least three assists and 18 games with at least two steals. 

Named Conference USA Freshman of the Week eight times: November 11, November 18, January 6, January 20, January 27, February 10, February 17, and February 24. Fourth player in C-USA history to earn at least eight C-USA Freshman of the Week awards.

Earned his first C-USA Freshman of the Week award (11/11) after a strong collegiate debut with 16 points and six rebounds at James Madison.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (11/18) for the second time as well as College Sports Madness Conference USA Player of the Week after averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and four assists in the wins over cross-county rival Davidson and ACC foe Wake Forest.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (1/6) for the third time after averaging 16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in helping the 49ers begin Conference USA play with victories over UAB and Middle Tennessee.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (1/20) for the fourth time after his play in Charlotte’s road games at Marshall and WKU. He averaged 15 points and five rebounds in the two Conference USA road games.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (1/27) for the fifth time after averaging 18 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in the 49ers games against Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic, and FIU. 

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (2/10) for the sixth time after averaging 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5.5 assists  in helping the 49ers record home wins over UTEP and UTSA.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (2/17) for the seventh time after averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists  in road games at North Texas and Rice.

Named C-USA Freshman of the Week (2/24) for the eighth time after scoring 13 points, grabbing six rebounds, dishing out three assists with two steals in the road win at WKU. 

Recorded his first career 20-point scoring game with a game-high 24 points while connecting on his first eight field-goal attempts, including going 4-for-5 from beyond the three-point arc against Wake Forest (11/17).

Strong performance in the 49ers win over UAB (1/2) with a game-high 18 points (8-for-13 from the field) with two blocks and two steals while only committing one turnover in 37 minutes of action.

Scored 20 of his season-high-tying 24 points in the second half in the 49ers win over Florida Atlantic (1/23).  Went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed seven rebounds in the game. 

Scored 19 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in the win over FIU (1/25). In the second half of the FIU game, he scored 16 points while going 5-for-5 from the field and 3-for-3 from beyond the three-point arc.

At DeMatha Catholic High School:

As a senior, he earned All-Conference and honorable-mention Washington Post All-METS honors.

Ranked as one of the Top-10 seniors in the state of Maryland.

Played an integral role in helping DeMatha High school win three championships in 2018, including a state championship.

Earned All-Conference honors as a junior after averaging 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Played his freshman and sophomore years for St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Was a four-year starter in his high school career.

In the summer of 2018, he helped his D.C. based AAU program, Team Takeover, capture the Peach Jam title.

 

 
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