Sam Young, an active 6-5, 195 pound junior forward from Friendly H.S. in Fort Washington, Md., turned in some fine performances for the D.C. Assault program at this past weekend's Playaz Spring Fling in New Jersey.
Blessed with broad shoulders and a good upper body, Young is most comfortable scoring in the post. He has good moves around the basket, can finish around bigger players and has nice athleticism.
Due to his size, however, Young will probably need to develop his perimeter skills if he is to be recruited at a higher level this spring and summer. Young, who told us at the Spring Fling that programs like Ohio University, Central Connecticut State, Towson and George Mason were showing the most interest, earlier indicated that Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Georgetown were also in the hunt.
Young averaged 17.9 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks as a junior and this Wednesday was named to the Washington Post All-Metro first team.
"I'm interested in a school that's known for its basketball program," Young said at the Maryland State Tournament. "I'm planning on majoring in law enforcement."
Young will travel with D.C. Assault this spring and summer and intends to work on his ball-handling and decision-making during this "offseason." We'll keep you abreast on his development and recruitment as the fall 2003 signing period approaches.