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'06 TN SF Thaddeus Young (Georgia Tech Verbal)

Discussion in '2006 Basketball Recruiting' started by jwinslow, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    How so? Ivan Harris and Terwilliger are not going to keep a player like Young off of the floor... maybe he's worried about Morgan (which he should be, Raymar's a stud).
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I think what Lamb is trying to say is that other coaching staffs are telling him that in Matta's system he may not be showcased as much and also he will have to share the ball with Oden, Cook and Conley...instead of being the main guy.
  3. i think he needs to look at UNC last year if he is really thinking that way. Marvin Williams got stuck behind 5 great players that ended up winning the NC. When it was all said and done, marving was the one that got drafted the highest and didnt even have to prove that much in college in order to do so. hopefully this is not the reason young is not considering osu
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I did not say he wasn't considering OSU, he is very interested in Ohio State, but it will be hard to get him out of the south.
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    At the Adidas Showtime National event in Georgia.....Young scored 27 points in a game on Friday morning.
  6. my fault, i knew what you were trying to say but i messed up my typing. i agree its gonna be hard to get him out of the south.
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    The Courier-Journal


    Prep stars feel need to do more than attend camps

    By C.L. Brown
    The Courier-Journal

    SUWANEE, Ga. -- Thaddeus Young stays on top of his stat lines for calories and weight as much as he does points and rebounds.

    Young, who was the highest-rated player at last week's adidas Superstar Camp, is among a growing number of high school basketball players redefining what it takes to be elite. Basketball is about to get a bit more personalized.

    Appearing in a summer's worth of camps and AAU tournaments is no longer enough. The 6-foot-8 Young, who equates basketball as a job at this point, uses what little down time he has to work with a personal trainer for basketball, a weight-lifting instructor and a nutritionist.

    "My dad told me I'd need somebody to work with me because I was thinking about taking a big step," Young said. "It's tiring, very tiring, but they teach me a lot of stuff that NBA players do."

    His father can teach him, too. Felton Young, who is 6-11, played at Jacksonville University. He was selected by the San Diego Clippers in the eighth round of the 1978 NBA draft and had a brief pro career.

    "I wanted to make sure he's on the right diet, eating the right stuff so he can start building up strength," said Felton Young, who also coaches his son's AAU team. "Back in my days, I didn't have it like that. I had to wait until I got to the NBA to put some meat on me.

    "This is something that we've been preparing for. He's at a good size, but we wanted to get him the right protein and right calories to get the strength."

    Seton Hall coach Louis Orr said having personal trainers are becoming the norm because players want more specialized training.

    "It all works together; if you want to maximize your potential you need to be conscious of what you eat, your conditioning and all that," Orr said. "Some people want to be a little more detailed and scientific about things, and there's no harm in that if that's what they want to do." ranked Thaddeus Young third in the class of 2006. Had the National Basketball Association not established an age requirement of 19, the Memphis native might well have been drafted pick next year straight out of Mitchell High School.

    As it stands, the 205-pound small forward -- who is a member of the National Honors Society -- has his pick of the top college programs. He said he won't name his top five schools until the end of the summer.

    No matter where he ends up, he'll still be focused on his ultimate goal of playing in the NBA. That's why he said he would spend only two weeks at home this summer. When he's not at a camp, he'll be in New Orleans with his trainers.

    "It's been overwhelming; it's like a job," he said. "You have to take it and look at it like a job. But what they're teaching me is stuff that is straight from the league, so I know it's proven to work as long as I work hard."
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young is still not 100% percent from his ankle injury. He will be attending the AAU tournament in Las Vegas.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Entry #10
    Posted: 7/19/2005 10:18:29 PM

    -Thaddeus Young

    The Adidas camp went pretty well. It started off slow because of my ankle injury. I would try to make a quick spin move, but my defender would catch up with me because I wasn’t as quick after I made the move. The last two days of camp, it all started coming back to me, which was the most exciting part of camp. I was Healing.

    There were tons of scouts out and about. It’s a dead period in recruiting, so they couldn’t talk to me. Instead, many of them winked. One whispered, “Keep your head straight and just play your game.” I won’t name names.

    When I wasn’t balling, I was icing my ankle down. Besides eating, basketball was my only concern in Atlanta. We’d go from the gym in the morning, get something to eat, back to the gym, back to get something to eat, workout, play ball. It was serious business.

    The overall experience was pretty good. There was a lot of great competition. And because I was the highest rated recruit, there were players aiming at me. I could tell. I felt I held my own.

    I started hearing the rumors at camp about me going to this school or that school. Ohio State was mentioned. None of it’s true. When there’s no news, people make it up. I really don’t care. When people ask me which college I plan to attend my response is always the same. I tell them I plan to have a list of maybe five by the end of the summer and go from there
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$

    7/21/05 has posted video of Young in action.
  11. ZachDumas

    ZachDumas Banned

    Say What?

    Uh, I thought sharing the light was part of being a member of a TEAM. If other coaching are selling this then it makes them look like horseshit, and if Thad buys it, then it wasn't meant to be anyhow.

    I hope he does want to be a part of a TEAM that shares and ends up a Buck, but if not, I hope we can land Raymar.

  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Being part of a team and making the decision as to what team you want to be a part of are two different things. I have no problem with Young looking for a team where he can play the role he likes to play. The downside of being loaded with talent is always going to be that you scare some kids away. Nice problem to have.
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young is playing in the Main Event tourney and on Friday, Young had 25 points in 62-54 win.
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Scout $


    By Frank Burlison...Burlison says Young is more of a "3" than a "4". Bruce Pearl, Billy Donovan and Roy Williams were all watching Young.
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young's team was upset at the Addidas tourney yesterday.

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