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Clay Young

Position Guard
Height 6'5''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Lansing, Kan.
High School Lansing HS

An invited walk on from nearby Lansing, Kansas … Saw action in 33 games in his three seasons at KU with one start on Senior Night against Texas (2/26/18) … An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection his senior year and a 2017 NABC Honors Court honoree for his work in the classroom … Played two seasons at KCKCC for former Oklahoma standout Kelly Newton who was recruited by Bill Self when Self was at Tulsa … Received a medical redshirt after tearing his ACL at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2018]
2017 NABC Honors Court

2017-18 (SENIOR)
Played in 13 games, including three postseason, with one start … Averaged 5.5 minutes per game in 2017-18 … Had two games of 12-plus minutes … Scored in four games for the season … Started and played four minutes with one assist on Senior Night vs. Texas (2/26) … Logged 12 minutes, nine in the first half, with one assist vs. Syracuse (12/2) … Scored two points vs. Texas Southern (11/21) … Had career highs in minutes (18) and steals (1) vs. South Dakota State (11/17) … 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

ITALY 2017
Averaged 8.0 minutes, 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in KU’s 4-0 tour of Italy in early August … Was 2-for-3 from the field in his four games played … Played 11 minutes in the opener against Stella Azzurra Romas HSC (Aug. 2) and pulled down three rebounds.

2016-17 (JUNIOR)
Participated in 11 games, including three of four NCAA Tournament contests … Averaged 1.7 minutes … Tied his career high with two points against TCU (Feb. 22), making two free throws … Set a career high with two rebounds vs. UMKC (Dec. 6) … Recorded one rebound and one assist against Long Beach State (Nov. 29) … Pulled down one rebound vs. UNC Asheville (Nov. 25) and vs. UAB (Nov. 21).

2015-16 (JUNIOR)
Appeared in nine games during his first season at Kansas … Scored his first point at KU against Chaminade (Nov. 23) in the opening round of the Maui Invitational … Scored two points versus Holy Cross (Dec. 9), making his only field goal attempt of the season … Made two postseason appearances against Kansas State (March 10) in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals and versus Austin Peay (March 17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

As a sophomore, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the second game of the season and later was granted a medical redshirt … A 2014 Academic All-American while at KCKCC … As a freshman, started every game and averaged 10.0 points and 5.6 rebounds… Led the Blue Devils with 17 blocked shots… Averaged 1.6 assists per game … Coached by former Oklahoma standout, Kelly Newton, at KCKCC.

A four-year starter at Lansing High School under head coach Rod Briggs … Averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists his senior season, earning all-state honorable mention recognition … Named first-team All-Kaw Valley League after leading Lansing to the KSHAA Class 5A state title game in 2013 … Also played football at Lansing High School.

Plans to study sport management.

Parents are Tom and Teresa Young … Has a younger brother, Trevor … Mother played softball at Baker University … Father played basketball at Baker University … Brother plays basketball at Kansas City Kansas Community College.