Young Named Big East Rookie of the Week

DePaul freshman guard Brandon Young was named Big East conference rookie of the week after leading the Blue Demons to wins over Northern Illinois and Central Michigan.

Brandon Young scored a career-high 31 points in a 71-62 win over Central Michigan on Sunday. It was the most points scored by a DePaul freshman since Quention Richardson in November of 1998. He also went a perfect six-for-six from three-point range.

Young also scored 17 points, all of which came in the second half, in a 86-84 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night.

The Baltimore native is averaging 16.3 points per game and leads the Blue Demons in scoring. Brandon is the first DePaul freshman to start his freshman year with seven straight double-figure games since Lance Williams in 1998-99.

Young is the first Blue Demon to receive Big East Rookie of the Week honors since Dar Tucker in the 2007-08 season.


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