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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