AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07):Game-by-Game Statistics Young had a strong freshman campaign, playing in 28 games, earning his first career start against Holy Cross (Jan. 17) ... averaged 0.9 ppg and 0.6 rpg while dishing out 14 assists and grabbing 10 steals in just 169 minutes of action ... known more for his defensive abilities, Young was often called upon in clutch defensive situations ... was an outstanding defender in practice as well, posing as the opposing team's top defensive player ... tallied a career-high eight points with three steals and two rebounds in just 12 minutes against Washington (Md.) (Dec. 20) ... had a strong game against NCAA Tournament qualifier Penn (Dec. 7) with two points and one steal and set career highs in rebounds (5) and assists (3) in 14 minutes ... scored four points, including his first career three-pointer in the loss to Holy Cross (Feb. 15) ... tallied first career points in the loss to St. John's ... yanked down a pair of rebounds against Bucknell (Jan. 6) and Lafayette (Jan. 13) ... had two assists against Brown (Nov. 14) and Stony Brook (Nov. 19).
HIGH SCHOOL / PERSONAL: A 2006 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School, where he lettered for two years ... during his senior year, Young earned Honorable Mention All-Met (Washington, D.C.), team MVP and All-Anne Arundel County accolades ... following his junior season, Young was named the team's top defensive player ... averaged 15.2 ppg and 5.1 rpg as a senior ... took part in the sixth annual Charm City Classic as a member of the Baltimore Team, which challenged the U.S. All-Stars in the feature game ... attended the same high school as former Connecticut star and the No. 8 pick in the 2006 NBA draft, Rudy Gay ... full name is Derek Anthony ... son of Dean and Debra Young ... born March 10, 1988, in Prince Georges County, Md. ... father, Dean, played basketball at the University of District Columbia ... enjoys playing chess and the drums ... majoring in quantitative economics.