Creighton Scores 2008 Coup!

The Creighton Blue Jays might have gotten themselves a big time steal. Dana Altman's crew took a commitment from a rising sophomore who wanted to remain close to home.

Last year as a freshman, Bellevue (Neb.) West 5-foot-11 point guard Antoine Young averaged 9 points a game. Three weeks ago at the Big Time in Las Vegas, he averaged in the 20's.

Scout.com best describes Young as a scoring point guard, who at this time, would have to be considered a Top 50-type talent.

Georgia Tech, Kansas, Iowa and Clemson took laid earlier sets of eyes at him but none offered and none of them were 30 minutes from his home either.

"Just being home and getting to play in front of my family," Young cited as the main reasons for picking the Blue Jays this early in the process.

"I can play calm the rest of my 3 years (in high school)," Young said.

At this point in the calendar, Young's commitment should be considered a major coup for Creighton. This young man projects to be an outstanding scorer from the point position and is wired to be a standout team guy.

"Basically, I look to get my teammates open," Young said. "After that I look to score. I look to score off defense a lot too."


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