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    Jitim Young
    Jitim Young

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Gordon Tech

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    G



      On the NU All-Time Lists
    • 1st with 117 starts
    • 2nd with 3,849 minutes played
    • 2nd with 215 steals
    • t-2nd with 117 games played
    • 3rd with 354 three-point FG attempts
    • 5th with 506 free throw attempts
    • 5th with 548 field goals made
    • 6th with 1,521 points
    • 6th with 1,163 field goal attempts
    • 6th with 108 three-point FG made
    • 10th with 317 free throws made
    • 11th with 231 assists

    2003-04: Started every game ? Consensus First-Team All-Big Ten selection ? Set the school record for minutes played in a season (1,107) ? Led team in nearly every category including scoring (17.9 ppg), rebounding (6.0 rpg) and steals (66) ? His 66 steals is fourth on NU's single-season list, while his 519 points is sixth ? All-Big Ten Tournament Team selection (only player named to five-man squad who did not play in championship game) ? NABC second-team All-District 11 selection ? Shot 50 percent or better from the field in 18 of 29 games ? Led NU in scoring 18 times this season and rebounding 19 times ? Had team-leading 26 double-figure games (NU 11-15) and 11 20-point games (NU 4-7) ? Had three double-doubles (NU 3-0) ? Finished among the Big Ten leaders in steals per game (2nd/2.28), points per game (4th/17.9), field-goal percentage (9th/.534) and rebounds per game (12th/6.0) ? In Big Ten games, finished among the conference leaders in points per game (3rd/16.9), steals per game (4th/2.12), field-goal percentage (11th/.519) and rebounds per game (t-12th/5.6) ? Scored game-high 24 points (tied personal record with four three-pointers) and had three steals in Big Ten Tournament loss to Michigan State (3/12) ? Scored 14 points, added six rebounds and set career high with eight steals in Big Ten Tournament win against Penn State (3/11) ? Led team with 20 points, five rebounds, four steals in final home game vs. Michigan (3/6) ? Tied for team lead with 14 points, added five rebounds (four offensive) vs. Iowa (3/3) ? Tied for team highs with 16 points, five rebounds at Illinois (2/28) ? Knocked down 18 points, added four rebounds in win vs. Indiana (2/25) ? Scored 25 points, added six rebounds and four steals at Michigan State (2/21) ? Led NU with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and four steals vs. Penn State (2/14) ? Filled box with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals vs. No. 14/11 Wisconsin (2/7) ? Notched 13 points and five assists at Ohio State (2/4) ? Dropped career-high 31 points (10-of-13 shooting), added seven boards and three steals vs. Minnesota (1/31) ? Top ?Cat with 16 points and seven rebounds at Penn State (1/28) ? Led NU with 16 points vs. Michigan State (1/21) ? Scored 17 points at Indiana (1/17) ? Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. No. 25 Illinois (1/14) ? Top ?Cat with 20 points and seven rebounds (four offensive) at Michigan (1/7) ? All-tournament selection at Sierra Providence SunClassic (Dec. 27-28 in El Paso, Texas) ? Led NU with 18 points, snared eight boards in loss to MVSU at SunClassic (12/28) ? Recorded 20 points, six rebounds, four steals in SunClassic first-round loss to Rutgers (12/27) ? Dropped 27 points to lead all scorers, added team-high five rebounds at UIC (12/20) ? Scored 12 points, added team-high nine rebounds and four assists vs. Arizona State (12/17) ? Had team-high 23 points and tied for team lead with five rebounds at Bowling Green (12/6) ? Netted 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. Bucknell (12/3); also had career-high six assists (with no turnovers) and tied a career best with five steals ? Recorded team-high 17 points and game-high nine boards at Florida State (12/1) ? 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals at DePaul (11/25) ? Double-double with team-leading 23 points and 10 boards vs. Chicago State (11/23) ? Led NU with 18 points and played all 40 minutes in season opener vs. Colorado (11/21).

    2002-03: Started every game this season, as he has done for his entire career ? Third-team All-Big Ten selection (coaches) ? Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ? Led NU in scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (5.1 rpg), steals (47), field goals made (140), free throws made (86)? His 47 steals ties him for 10th on NU's single-season list ? Averaged 33.3 minutes per game, good for second on the team ? Dished out 63 assists, which was third on the team ? Had 19 double-figure scoring games (including 15 of the last 20) and eight 20-point outings ? Led NU in scoring a team-high 12 times and rebounding 10 times ? Led team with 20 points (7-of-11 from the field) and tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds in Big Ten Tournament win over Minnesota (3/13). Also tied career high with five assists ? Scored team-high 26 points (9-of-12 from the field) at Iowa (3/8) ? Led the way with 26 points -- most by an NU player in a Big Ten game in nearly four years -- and added seven rebounds, three assists and four steals in 48 minutes vs. Penn State (3/1) ? Led NU with 18 points and six rebounds (five offensive) vs. Minnesota (2/19) ? Nearly had third straight double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Purdue (2/12) ? Named Big Ten Player of the Week (2/10) after Indiana/Wisconsin games ? Led way with second career double-double (23 points, 12 rebounds) vs. Indiana (2/5). Shot 9-of-11 from the field in that game. Played despite a serious dislocation of his left middle finger that required him to wear a splint on the finger ? Had second consecutive double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin (2/8) ? Led team with 17 points (14 first-half) at Wisconsin (1/29) ? Tied for team-high honors with 20 points and six rebounds vs. Michigan (1/18) ? Had 10 points and tied for team honors with four boards at Indiana (1/15) ? Led NU with 21 points (9-of-12 from the field) at Purdue (1/11) ? Filled box score with 15 points, career-high 13 rebounds, four assists and career-high five steals vs. Long Island (1/4) ? Notched career-high 29 points (11-of-14 from the field) vs. New Hampshire (11/25), the highest point total by an NU player since Evan Eschmeyer scored 30 vs. Michigan State on 3/5/99; Young also had eight rebounds.

    2001-02: Starter in every game ? Third on team, 22nd overall in Big Ten with 12.1 ppg (10.6/29th in conference) ? Led team, third overall in Big Ten with 1.90 steals per game (1.81/4th in conference). His 55 steals are tied for fifth on NU?s single-season list ? Second on team, 11th in Big Ten with 1.90 offensive rebounds per game. Young has 55 offensive boards out of 102 total ? Second on team with 103 free-throw attempts ? Third on team with 18 double-figure scoring games, including three of last five and six of last nine ? Led team in scoring in 11 games (five Big Ten) ? Scored team-high 16 points, matched season high with four assists at Minnesota (2/27) ? Scored team-high 11 points vs. Illinois (2/23) ? Had 12 points, eight rebounds (4 offensive), four assists (no turnovers) and four steals vs. Minnesota (2/13) ? Only NU player in double figures with 17 points at Wisconsin (2/9) ? Had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists vs. Wisconsin (1/30) ? Had 16 points and career-high five steals at Iowa (1/9) ? Had 17 points in Big Ten opener vs. Indiana ? Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for 12/3 after 19-point performance vs. Florida State (11/28) in ACC/Big Ten Challenge ? Began season with seven straight double-figure games (18.0 ppg in that stretch).Recipient of the John H. Glenn Memorial Scholarship.

    2000-01: Started all 30 games, tying an NU single-season record, and averaged 30.1 minutes per game ? Finished fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 ppg ? Finished second on the team and fifth in the Big Ten with 1.57 steals per game (1.63/t-5th in Big Ten play) ? Finished with 47 steals, tied for ninth on NU?s all-time single-season list ? Second on team with 3.8 rebounds per game ? Had nine points and five rebounds vs. Ohio State (2/24) ? Had 10 points, including game-winning layup, in win over Penn State (2/21) ? Led team with 14 points, tied for team high with six rebounds at Wisconsin (2/18) ? Scored 16 points, collected four steals vs. Iowa (2/10) ? Scored 13 points vs. Minnesota (2/6) ? Scored 11 points, tied for team high with four rebounds at Illinois (2/3) ? Had 16 points, six boards, four steals vs. Buffalo (1/31) ? Collected four assists and four steals vs. Michigan (1/27) ? Scored 10 points, dished out five assists vs. Michigan State (1/24) ? Tied for team lead with nine rebounds at Purdue (1/20), added three assists and two steals ? Had 10-point games against Illinois (1/17) and Purdue (1/6) ? Led team with 21 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, and added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Mississippi Valley State (12/2) ? Had 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. St. Peter?s (12/13).

    High School: USA Today All-American Honorable Mention ? Street and Smith?s Honorable Mention All-American ? Blue Ribbon All-American ? Two-time IBCA all-state ? Named all-area by both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times after his junior and senior seasons ? Three-time all-conference selection ??Averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals his senior season ? Led his team to the state tournament in 2000 ? Played in the Reebok Capital Classic in April ? Averaged 18.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, three assists and two steals per game his junior season ? Averaged 14 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.1 steals his sophomore season ? In the summer of 1999, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 5-Star Camp All-Star Game and was given the 5-Star Sportsmanship and Defensive Awards ? High school coach was Scott Bogumil ? Four-year honor roll student ? National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born 12/19/81 ? Son of Sanabria Young, grandson of Ruthie Young ? Communication studies major ? Chose NU over Notre Dame, Michigan State, Penn State and Marquette.

    Young's Career Highs

    • Points: 31 vs. Minnesota (1/31/04)
    • Rebounds: 13 vs. Long Island (1/4/03)
    • Minutes: 48 vs. Penn State (3/1/03)
    • Assists: 6 vs. Bucknell (12/2/03)
    • Steals: 8 vs. Penn State (3/11/04)
    • 3-Pointers: 4, two times
      3/12/04 vs. Michigan State
      12/22/01 vs. Fordham

    Young's Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A TO BL ST PTS AVG
    2000-01 30-30 904-30.1 95-235 .404 20-86 .233 53-78 .679 113 3.8 57 70 5 47 263 8.8
    2001-02 29-29 872-30.1 131-299 .438 33-94 .351 55-103 .534 102 3.5 51 58 4 55 350 12.1
    2002-03 29-29 966-33.3 140-288 .486 23-73 .315 86-135 .637 148 5.1 63 62 6 47 389 13.4
    2003-04 29-29 1107-38.2 182-341 .534 32-101 .317 123-190 .647 174 6.0 60 69 0 66 519 17.9
    Totals 117-117 3849-32.9 548-1163 .471 108-354 .305 317-506 .626 537 4.6 231 259 15 215 1,521 13.0