THOMAS YOUNG SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO ATTEND UMBC
Baltimore, MD—Thomas Young, a Third Team Pennsylvania All State Selection, has signed a national letter of intent to attend UMBC, it was announced today by Head Coach Randy Monroe.
Young is a 6’3”,185 off-guard who hails from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and was a standout for Head Coach Jim Donofrio at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
A three-year varsity starter, Young led the team to a three-year record of 70-19, including a mark of 27-5 this past season. PWHS recorded wins over Simon Gratz and Central High (Public League Champions) Schools this season, and earned a spot in the state quarter-finals.
Young had a brilliant senior campaign. He scored his 1,000th point on December 18, 2004 and finished his career with 1,641 points, setting the school’s all-time scoring record. He produced a single season record 809 points, an average of 25.3 ppg and averaged 8.7 rebounds per outing.
In addition to earning Pennsylvania Associated Press Third Team All State honors, Young was a two-time All League First team selection, a two-time All-Area (The Times Herald) First team selection and the 2004-05 Times Herald Player of the Year. He also earned Colonial Newspapers Player of the Year honors and was an All Area Second Team selection by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Thomas has put on a serious display of athleticism and skill in his career at PW,” said Coach Donofrio. “Leaving as the all-time scoring leader, he has been a high school highlight film for us of alley-oop dunks and smooth drives to the basket, leading us to 70 wins and two state tournament berths over the past 3 seasons. We certainly will miss his talents, but we will miss mostly the young man with the great personality and humble nature.”
Young joins fall signees Jason Greene (Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall) (5’ 8”, 165 lbs.) and Uwem Eshietedoho (Miami, Fl./American) (6’8”, 225 lbs.) as freshmen for the 2005-06 season. Greene earned Second Team (Pa.) All State honors after averaging 17 points per game this season at Whitehall.