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NMSU Men's Basketball BIO
1 Jahmar Young
Jahmar Young 113614

2008-09 (Sophomore)

As a sophomore, Young not only led the NM State offense with 17.9 points per game but also the WAC. He was named a first team All-WAC selection and was the first sophomore to earn the accolade at NM State. Additionally, Young was a first team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 6 honoree. In 2008-09, Young shot 45.7 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from the 3-point line (No. 6 in the WAC) and 82.4 percent at the free-throw line (No. 3 in the WAC). He made 69 shots from behind the arc, which led the Aggies, and was second in the conference with 3-pointers per game with 2.16. Additionally, Young ranked second on team with 104 assists and No. 8 in the WAC with 3.25 per game. He tied for first in steals with 44 on the squad and tied guard Hernst Laroche for eighth in steals per game with 1.38 in the league. Young also posted the seventh-best WAC assist to turnover ratio at 1.49. Against San Jose State, Jan. 29, Young scored a season-high 32 points, one off his career mark, in the 89-81 win. He led the Aggies in scoring in 21 of 32 games and was in double figures on 28 occasions. Young exceeded the 20-point plateau 10 times including a pair of 30-plus games as a sophomore. In 13 consecutive games from Utah State (Jan. 10) to Boise State (March 2), he burned defenses with double-digit performances. In that span, Young also grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Fresno State (Feb. 14).

 

2007-08 (Freshman)

In his first season with the Aggies, Young was a vital component in the NM State offense. He was one of six players that averaged 10 points or more per game. Young averaged 10.3 points per contest in 21 appearances in the Crimson and White. He started in five games and shot 43.9 percent from the field and an impressive 81.6 percent from the free-throw line. Young also posted 26 steals and 22 assists as a freshman. In only his second WAC game, Young torched Boise State for a career-high 33 points in Boise, Idaho (Jan. 10) to give the Aggies a 3-0 start in league play. He was the first Aggie to score 33 points since Duane John accomplished the feat against New Mexico, Dec. 3, 2003. Young scored in double-figures in 11 games. At Louisville (Dec. 22), Young had 11 points, which began a four-game streak of double-digit scoring performances. In the next game, he provided 12 points against Alcorn State (Dec. 31). Young then posted 12 points in only 17 minutes before he was sidelined with an ankle injury in the WAC season opener at Idaho (Jan. 2). After missing the Fresno State game (Jan. 5) because of the injury, Young rebounded with the 33-point effort against the Broncos. In the first meeting of the year with Nevada (Jan. 24), he posted 19 points. His next double-digit scoring performance was against Boise State (Feb. 9) when Young supplied 18 points off the bench. To end the regular season, he scored in double-figures in three of the last four games; 18 at Nevada (Feb. 28), 11 versus San Jose State (March 6) and 12 against Hawai’i (March 8). Young continued the trend with 11 points against Idaho (March 13) in the Aggies quarterfinal game of the WAC Tournament. In conference games, Young ranked ninth in steals per game with 1.29.

 

High School

Young was rated as the No. 26 best prep recruit by hoopscooponline.com. As a youngster, he played for various AAU programs, including the DC Assault and Cecil Kirk. In 2004, Young averaged 18.3 points per game and shot 47.5 percent from the field in a four-game tournament for Cecil Kirk. Young, who shot 50 percent from 3-point range and 64.3 percent from the free-throw line, also averaged 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds during the tournament. Against Nike Team Florida in 2004 (July 21), Young went 11-for-23 from the field and 5-for-7 from 3-point land to lead his team with 34 points.

 

Personal

Young was born in Baltimore, Md., and he is the son of Beverly and the late Clinton Young. He is majoring in theater arts.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
City/State: Baltimore, MD
High School: W.E.B. Dubois HS
Experience: 1 Letter

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