Second Basketball Signing Announced

WVU has announced that Jabbar Young has signed a letter of intent to play with the Mountaineers for the 2002-2003 basketball season.

Young (6-10, 235), averaged 12 points, ten rebounds and two blocks per game last year at National Christian Academy. Young originally hails from Franklin, LA.

"Jabbar is a very talented big guy," said Mountaineer head coach Gale Catlett. "He can score with his back to the basket as well as facing the hoop. He shoots the ball extremely well from 15 feet."

Young has been listed among the Top 100 players in the nation by many recruiting services. He chose WVU over Kentucky, Miami, Virginia Tech and Tulane.

Catlett also believes Young will fit in well with his team oriented system.

"He is a very unselfish player, a good rebounder, works hard and is very coachable. He played in a good system at National Christian, which will prepare him to play here at West Virginia."

Young joins West Virginia native Kevin Pittsnogle as the second recruit to be signed during the early period. Another Mountaineer commitment, Darryl Hill of Milford Academy, has yet to return his signed letter of intent. The early signing period continues through this Wednesday.

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