Young's List Takes Shape

Andre Young's stock on the rise and he's close to firming up a list of potential programs.

Andre Young has heard all the cracks about his height. "I guess someone said I was a D-II guard and not Division I," Young told "I haven't heard that from a college coach but the local guys around Albany have said that."

Young's a Division I guard alright. In fact, he was so good this past summer he won over a ton of believers. When it was all said and done, went ahead and dropped him in its most recent Top 100. Why not? We doubted Tajuan Porter a year ago and look where that got us!

Young, a 5-foot-9 speedster out of Windsor-Deefield in Albany, Ga., averaged 21 points a game as a junior. However, he's a more efficient player these days, not to mention a sub-six-footer with a bunch of quality AAU titles under his belt.

"I think I'm more offensive minded and I look to score more now," Young said. "I do have to score with my high school but it'll be a whole lot different next year."

Recently, he saw a pair of high-major programs opt to go in a different direction but he's not fazed. "College wise Purdue is out of the running," Jones said. "I think Lewis Jackson committed over there. I think Maryland is out too. The head coach said he didn't want a small guard."

Now his options are Wichita State, Butler, Clemson and College of Charleston. One of them will get a very good player. "I plan on taking visits very soon like late August and early September. I want to sign in November and get it out of the way."

Butler's official visit should take place around Aug. 22; Clemson's unofficial will be soon and Florida State would like him to drop by for an unofficial visit.

No matter who he opts to ink with, no one can deny the kind of impact he's had on his Georgia Blazers squad. His resume is complete with championships from the spring and summer.

"I played with a chip on my shoulder. I felt like I had something to prove to a lot of people. Everyone was doubting me because of my height. It kept me in the gym working on my game and the results were pretty good."

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