Houston transfer Joseph Young commits to Oregon

University of Houston guard Joseph Young visited Oregon last week and has committed to the Ducks.

The 6′ 3″, 185-lb sophomore averaged 18 points per game for the Cougars this past season and shot 42 percent from three-point land.  Young added to an already impressive appeal with a 46.5 percent field goal percentage.  Young’s father, Michael, recently refused reassignment within the Cougars athletic department after serving as the director of operations for the Houston basketball staff.

Altman is notorious for snagging talented transfers to help bolster his roster.

Altman is notorious for snagging talented transfers to help bolster his roster.

A major downside to Young is that he currently has only one year of eligibility left.  However, the Young family will request a waiver from the NCAA, based upon the senior Young’s effective termination by Houston.  If accepted, the waiver will allow Young to play in 2013.

Young will provide another offensive threat for Oregon at the guard position, creating a deadly 1-2 punch alongside sophomore-to-be Damyean Dotson.

Photo Courtesy of Kevin Cline Photography

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Michael Carnow

Michael Carnow

Michael is a long time sports fanatic from San Diego, California. He has written for a several sports blogs including the Oregon Men’s Club Lacrosse team. In high school, Michael played football and lacrosse for four years, which fueled his passion for the sports world. Admittedly, Michael is only recently became a Duck fan after years of cheering on USC but like Pete Carroll, he flew North for the winter and never looked back. As a recent University of Oregon graduate, Michael appreciates your feedback and is eager for what comes next. You can follow him on Twitter: @mbcarnow