Keena Young Athlete Profile

#3 Keena Young

Keena Young
Position: Forward Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 2004-2007 Hometown: Beaumont, TX Last School: South Plains College



All-America

  • 2006-07 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Parents are Cleveland and Lavella Young ... has one brother ... enjoys PlayStation ... signed out of high school with the University of Memphis along with classmate Kendrick Perkins but decided to attend South Plains College after Perkins chose to enter the 2003 NBA draft ... prior to signing with BYU he had verbally committed to Texas Tech ... sociology major.

Before BYU

SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE: A 6-foot-6 guard/forward from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, Young averaged 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a freshman in 2003-04, receiving honorable-mention all-league recognition ... a good mid-range shooter, the 6-foot-6 swingman shot 47 percent from the floor while helping the Texans achieve a 24-9 record and second-place finish in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference ... coached by Steve Green.
OZEN HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman, three-time all-region and two-time Texas All-State player at Ozen High School where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a senior ... helped his team to the 2000 State title and top-10 national ranking ... coached by Andre Boutte.

Summary

An honorable-mention All-American in 2007, Young is a 6-foot-6 swingman who was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year after leading the Cougars in both scoring and rebounds as a senior. He was second on the team in shooting and rebounding in 2005-06 while ranking third in scoring and leading BYU in rebounds in 2005 after transferring from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. Young started 63 games in his three-year Cougar stint and finished ranked 33rd all-time in career scoring at BYU with 1,068 points. His 590 points during his senior campaign ranks 15th all-time. A strong defender with excellent post moves, he has a good mid-range game and is an effective slasher.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 34 at UNLV (MWC Finals) (2007)
FG MADE: 13 at UNLV (MWC Finals) (2007)
FG ATT: 23 vs. Xavier-NCAA (2007)
FG %: .750 (6-8) 3 times, last vs. UCLA (2007)
3FG MADE:  --
3FG ATT: 2 vs. North Carolina (2005)
3FG %: --
FT MADE: 11 vs. Wyoming (2007)
FT ATT: 15 at Wyoming (2007)
FT %: 1.000 (8-8) at Utah (2006)
REB: 16 vs. Oral Roberts (2007)
ASSISTS: 4 at Weber State (2005), vs. UNLV (2006), vs. Utah, 
         vs. Xavier-NCAA (2007)
BLOCKS: 2 (6 times) last vs. SDSU (2006)
STEALS: 3 vs. Utah-MWC (2006)
MINUTES: 39 at UNLV (2005), vs. Xavier-NCAA (2007)
YOUNG YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year     GP-GS   Min--Avg   FG-FGA   Pct   3FG-FGA  Pct    FT-FTA   Pct
2004-05  25-15   555--22.2  74-149   .497    0-3    .000   31-51    .608
2005-06  29-14   679--23.4  113-216  .523    0-1    .000   73-94    .777
2006-07  34-34   984--28.9  236-435  .543    0-0    .000   118-147  .803
Total    88-63  2218--25.2  423-800  .529    0-4    .000   222-292  .760
Year     Off-Def-Tot--Avg   PF-FO    A--Avg  TO   Blk   Stl   Pts--Avg
2004-05    56-84-140--5.6   41-0    17--0.7  23   17    15    179--7.2
2005-06   66-101-167--5.8   62-0    32--1.1  43   11    18    299--10.3
2006-07   79-144-223--6.6   81-1    50--1.4  75    5    15    590--17.4 
Total    201-329-530--6.0  103-1    99--1.1  141  33    48   1068--12.1


2004-2005 | Sophomore Year

Led the Cougars with 5.6 rebounds per game but broke his shooting hand and missed the final five games of the season ... averaged 7.2 ppg while recording one double-double and leading the team in rebounds 10 times and assists once ... scored in double figures nine times and recorded double-digit rebounds twice ... had 7 points and team-high 8 rebounds vs. Wyoming ... had a stretch of scoring in double figures in five straight games while making a combined 25-of-42 (.600) from the floor ... scored in double figures in nine games (BYU was 6-3 in those games) ... recorded 10 points and 6 rebounds in a career-high 39 minutes at UNLV ... scored 10 points as a starter against Utah while adding 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals ... started in win over New Mexico, equaling career-best 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 7 rebounds in 36 minutes ... posted his first career double-double with a career-high-tying 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Air Force ... his 7-for-9 shooting accuracy against Air Force was a season-best ... recorded 10 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes at Wyoming ... tied his career highs in steals and blocks with 2 apiece while contributing 10 points against MSU-Billings ... tied career highs of 14 points and 2 blocks at Weber State while setting new personal bests of .714 FG percentage (5-for-7), 4 assists and 35 minutes played ... started and tied career-high of 10 rebounds vs. North Carolina State to equal his 10 boards vs. North Carolina ... also dished out 3 assists vs. N.C. State ... had 8 points and a team-leading 7 rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Utah State ... came off the bench against Boise State to record 11 points on 66.7 percent shooting (4-of-6) while adding 8 rebounds ... started and led the team in rebounds with 9 against Utah State while posting 2 blocks ... had 5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in second start at power forward in place of injured Garner Meads vs. California ... impressed in his Cougar debut at the Maui Invitational, averaging 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 22.7 minutes of play over three games ... came off the bench vs. North Carolina (9 points, 10 rebounds in 23 minutes) and Stanford (6 points, 4 rebounds in 12 minutes) before starting in place of injured Garner Meads vs. Chaminade (14 points, 6 rebounds in 33 minutes).

2005-2006 | Junior Year

Third-team All-MWC and first-team All-Utah (Deseret Morning News) ... second on the team in rebounding average at 5.8 boards per game and third in scoring with 10.3 ppg ... started the last 14 games of the year ... ranked second on the team and fifth in the league shooting .523 ... scored in double figures in 17 games, including 15 of the last 23 outings, and reached double-digit rebounds twice while leading the team in points 8 times and boards 12 times ... contributed 11 points at Houston in the NIT, going 5-for-9 from the field and 1-for-1 from the free-throw line while adding 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 29 minutes ... led BYU with 17 points against Utah in the MWC Tournament while adding 3 rebounds and a career-high 3 steals in 28 minutes ... scored 6 of BYU's first 9 points in the game, making his first 3 shots from the field and finishing 6-for-9 on the night ... contributed 13 points against New Mexico while adding 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal ... led the Cougars with 6 rebounds while posting 8 points and 3 assists in 18 minutes against Colorado State ... scored 15 points, 14 of which came in the second half, while posting 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal at TCU ... scored 7 straight BYU points in the middle of the second half to maintain the Cougars' six-point cushion ... scored a career-high 20 points while shooting 64.3 percent from the field and making a career-best 9 field goals against San Diego State, adding 7 rebounds, 1 assist and tying his personal-best with 2 blocks in 29 minutes ... recorded his third career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Wyoming ... scored a career-high 17 points and had a career-tying 4 assists while adding 7 rebounds in 35 minutes vs. UNLV ... contributed 14 points on career-best 8-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line while adding 4 rebounds, 1 assist and tying his career high with 2 steals at Utah ... pulled down 8 rebounds while contributing 6 points and 2 assists against Air Force in his fifth straight start ... scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field while contributing a team-high 9 rebounds and 2 assists at New Mexico ... posted 11 points and 3 rebounds while tying his career high with 2 steals against TCU ... made his first start of the season at San Diego State, tying his career high with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 shooting from the free-throw line ... tied his career high with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field and 6-for-7 shooting from the free-throw line against Wyoming, adding 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in 25 minutes off the bench ... went 3-for-6 from the field to score 6 points against Utah while recording 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 20 minutes off the bench ... recorded his first double-double of the season and the second of his career with a career-best 16 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds off the bench at Air Force ... made his first 7 shots against the Falcons, finishing 8-for-11 (.727) on the night ... shared game-high rebounding honors with 6 boards, while adding 5 points on 2-for-2 shooting in 13 minutes vs. Tulsa ... scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor and 3-of-4 accuracy from the line while adding a game-high 8 rebounds with 1 block and 1 steal in 21 minutes vs. Eastern Washington ... grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds and tied his career-best 2 blocks while adding 6 points in 20 minutes at Utah State ... tied his season high with 12 points on 50 percent shooting (4-for-8) while adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 20 minutes off the bench against Weber State ... led all Cougars with a season-high 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the free-throw line against Northern Kentucky while adding a season-best 6 rebounds ... had season highs of 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 18 minutes vs. his hometown school, Lamar University ... his 8 boards led BYU ... led BYU with 5 rebounds while adding 4 points and a career-tying 2 steals in 15 minutes of action vs. SUU ... went 3-for-3 from the field while scoring 8 points and adding 4 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench at Washington State ... started the two exhibition games before coming off the bench in the season opener against Loyola Marymount to contribute 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot.

2006-2007 | Senior Year

MWC Player of the Year ... USBWA All-District VIII selection ... NABC All-District 13 First Team ... MWC Player of the Week (Jan. 2) and Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 12) ... MWC All-Tournament Team ... BYU Holiday Classic MVP ... team co-captain ... paced BYU in scoring (17.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.6) while shooting .543 from the floor and .803 from the free-throw line, ranking in the top 10 in the MWC in all four categories ... led the Cougars in scoring 15 times, rebounding on 14 occasions and assists in four contests ... scored in double figures in 29 of 34 games, topping the 20-point mark 11 times, while posting seven double-doubles on the season ... led BYU in points, rebounds and assists vs. Xavier in the NCAA Tournament, posting 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists ... tied his career highs in assists and minutes (39) while setting a new personal best in field goals attempted (23) ... named to MWC All-Tournament Team after scoring 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the floor and 8-of-11 accuracy from the line while adding 9 rebounds at UNLV in the Championship game ... scored BYU's last 16 points of the game and 20 of the final 24 while scoring 22 second-half points ... his 34 points and 13 field goals are BYU records in MWC Tournament play and his 34 points ranks second among top scoring games in MWC Tournament history ... recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while adding 2 assists and 1 block in 31 minutes against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament semifinals ... reached 1000 career points in a free-throw make just 3:03 into the game ... posted 8 rebounds, 8 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes against TCU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals while being constantly double-teamed in the post ... scored 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting against Utah while coming one rebound away from a double-double with 9 boards and tying his career high with 4 assists in 29 minutes ... scored 12 points at then-No. 20 Air Force, including eight straight during a crucial second-half stretch, while adding 6 rebounds and a season-high-tying 3 assists in 31 minutes ... recorded 16 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 35 minutes at San Diego State ... scored over 20 points for the fourth straight game with 24 points against Colorado State on 10-for-15 shooting to go along with a team-best 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 29 minutes ... scored a game-high 23 points against New Mexico to go along with 9 rebounds and 1 steal while tying his career high with 11 field goals made and tying his season high with 3 assists in 30 minutes ... led all scorers with 25 points at TCU while adding 6 rebounds and 1 steal in 28 minutes ... tied his career high with 29 points on 10-for-14 shooting from the field at Wyoming to go along with 6 rebounds in 32 minutes ... scored nine straight points for the Cougars in the second half to keep the game close after BYU fell behind 39-33 ... led BYU with 21 points at Utah to go along with 4 rebounds in 25 minutes ... recorded 17 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block in 35 minutes against then-No. 13 Air Force, scoring a bucket with a foul with 19 seconds remaining to seal the 61-52 BYU win ... contributed 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 33 minutes at Colorado State ... scored a career-high 29 points, the most scored by a Cougar since Dec. 6, 2003 (Rafael Araujo - 32 points), while adding 10 rebounds against Wyoming ... also recorded 3 assists and 2 steals in 31 minutes and shot 11-for-12 from the free-throw line, becoming the first BYU player to make double-digit free throws since Mike Hall went 10-for-10 on Feb. 7, 2004 ... scored 16 points after halftime at UNLV while adding 5 rebounds and 1 assist ... contributed 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes against San Diego State despite being hampered by foul trouble in the second half ... earned MWC Player of the Week after scoring a game-high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting with 9 rebounds vs. Seton Hall ... tallied 18 points in the second half to fuel BYU's comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit for the win ... named BYU Holiday Classic MVP after averaging 21.3 points and 9.7 rebounds to lead the Cougars to the title ... posted a double-double against Oral Roberts with a career-high 16 rebounds and 21 points, both of which led the Cougars ... also led BYU in scoring against Liberty with 17 points to go along with 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal ... scored 10 points in 13 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... recorded his third double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds to go along with 1 block and 1 steal in 33 minutes against Utah State ... played in his hometown for the first time since his high school playing days, scoring a team-high 19 points while adding 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 33 minutes at Lamar ... scored 16 points against San Jose State while adding 7 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes ... posted a career-high 27 points, the most by a Cougar since Dec. 13, 2003 (Rafael Araujo - 28), while adding 11 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season at Weber State ... also tied for team-high honors in assists with 3 ... scored 14 points on 7-for-13 shooting at Boise State while adding 4 rebounds and a team-leading 3 assists, a season best ... had 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor and a 2-for-2 night at the line in 21 minutes vs. SUU ... scored 13 points while sharing team-high rebounding honors with 9 boards vs. Portland ... had a string of 12 consecutive free-throw makes dating back to last year come to an end, going 1-for-2 from the line ... recorded the fourth double-double of his career with season highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in BYU's home opener against Idaho State ... led BYU with 16 points and 4 rebounds to go along with 2 assists in 34 minutes at No. 5 UCLA.