Imposing physical specimen that is poised for an outstanding senior season after registering career numbers as a junior ... Extremely hard worker on and off the basketball court, and has dropped nearly 70 pounds (was 330 pounds) since his arrival in Columbia thanks to his work with strength and conditioning coach Jeff Watkinson ... Heart and soul of the Tiger front line and gives a relatively young group of "Bigs" some outstanding leadership ... Plays with tremendous emotion and uses that elevated energy level, along with his size, to rank among the best offensive rebounders in the Big 12 ... Will continue to work on his face-the-basket offensive production, but is a powerful finisher around the hoop.
Led the team with 32 starts in 33 opportunities ... Ranked second on the club with 4.9 rebounds per game, while pacing the squad with an average of 2.7 offensive boards every night out ... Grabbed a career high nine boards (seven offensive) in a win over Baylor ... Narrowly missed his first career double-double vs. the Bears after chipping in 11 points ... Recorded seven or more rebounds 10 times, including back-to-back games with eight boards in the Big 12 Tournament against Nebraska and Oklahoma ... Came three rebounds shy of a double-double at Kansas State in a 10-point, seven-rebound night in Manhattan, Kan. ... Led the team in blocked shots with 20 ... Spaced those 20 swats out among 16 contests, including a pair of blocks in games against Creighton, Montana and Nebraska (twice) ... Had a strong finish to the 2004-05 season, averaging 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds over the final three games against Nebraska and Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament and DePaul in the NIT ... Scored seven points along with those eight boards vs. the Cornhuskers in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament, before dropping in nine points and eight boards vs. the Sooners ... Finished with eight points and six boards vs. the Blue Demons ... Also finished strong from the free throw line, connecting on 12-of-16 (.750) attempts over that stretch as well ... Was the team's most efficient offensive player during Big 12 play, shooting 54.7 percent (29-of-53) from the floor and finished the season shooting 56.7 percent (34-of-60) over the final 18 games, including a 4-of-5 night in a home win over the Sooners ... Matched a then-career best with eight boards (seven of which were offensive) in the loss to Illinois ... Equaled that carer-high with eight rebounds, while scoring six points against Montana ... Scored seven points and knocked down 5-of-7 free throws against Oakland ... Had seven points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against Murray State.
* First Team Academic All-Big 12 *
* George R. Edwards Academic Award *
Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors ... Was the recipient of the team's George R. Edwards Academic Award for his outstanding work in the classroom ... Shot 42.9 percent from the field during the course of the season ... Pulled down 57 rebounds and blocked four shots ... Started the sixth game of his career against Iowa ... Scored a season-high five points in back-to-back games against Gonzaga and UNC-Greensboror ... Pulled down three boards and had two points in the Tigers' Big 12 Tournament quaterfinal game with Kansas ... Had five rebounds and scored four points in 10 minutes against Kansas State ... Pulled down a career-best eight rebounds and had two blocks against UNLV ... Played high 15 minutes pulling down five boards against KSU ... Had two points and two rebounds against Colorado ... equaled a career-high with two steals against Oklahoma ... Started his first game of the season and the sixth game of his career against Iowa ... Pulled down three boards against Belmont in 12 minutes of playing time ... Was limited to only two minutes of playing time against Illinois due to a strained hamstring ... Went 2-for-2 from the field on his way to five points while pulling down five rebounds ... Scored a season-best five points against Gonzaga in 10 minutes of action ... Pulled down a season-best four rebounds against Coppin State.
Was a solid contributor on the Tiger squad last year ... led Mizzou in field goal percentage, shooting 55.7 percent from the field (34-of-61) ... finished fifth on the squad in rebounding (3.2 boards per contest) ... provided a huge amount of emotion off of the bench ... also started in five games at the power forward position ... averaged 2.3 points and 3.2 rebounds and was a solid defender as well blocking 16 shots ... averaged four points and three rebounds in the Tigers' two games in the NCAA Tournament ... had five huge boards, a steal and an assist against Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament semi-final ... grabbed three boards against Oklahoma State ... was a force for the Tigers inside against Nebraska pulling down five boards (three of which were offensive) and putting in four points in 20 minutes off of the bench ... pulled down five boards and had one steal against Kansas ... had two points, a rebound and an assist against Kansas State ... had a monstrous dunk to get the Tigers jump started against Oklahoma ... finished the game vs. OU with four rebounds and a block ... started the second game of his career against Colorado, scoring four points and pulling down four boards in 17 minutes ... was 2-of-2 from the field registering five points while pulling down a career-best seven boards against Nebraska ... made the first start of his career against Kansas State playing 14 minutes registering two points, two rebounds and a blocked shot ... was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line and pulled down six boards in 14 minutes against Texas A&M ... played great defense in 14 minutes against Texas Tech while pitching in with two points and three rebounds ... registered two points and six boards against Kansas ... had four points and five boards in a career-high 20 minutes of playing time against Colorado ... was 2-of-2 from the field for four points and pulled down three boards in 13 minutes at Nebraska ... had a career-best two blocks against Texas in nine minutes of action ... played 14 minutes against Iowa State ... had a highlight-reel dunk against Oklahoma State on his way to two points and four rebounds ... had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes against Centenary ... pulled down two boards and scored three points in 13 key minutes off of the bench against Iowa ... was a perfect 1-for-1 from the field against the Hawkeyes ... had six points and six rebounds in 16 minutes against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... registered four solid minutes against USC, giving Arthur Johnson some valuable rest during the course of the game ... was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field for six points against Sacramento State ... also had five boards and two assists while committing no turnovers in the contest ... was a huge spark off of the bench against Austin Peay putting in five points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field ... also pulled down three rebounds ... registered four points and six rebounds in only 13 minutes.
Senior season was interrupted when he had to transfer due to the dropping of Berkshire Academy's sports program due to financial problems ... Finished season out at Shores Christian Academy ... Played as a junior at Berkshire Academy and helped lead team to a 17-2 record and a national ranking by USA Today.
Born 3-22-84 ... Parents -- Trevor & Lorna Young ... Chose Missouri over Kentucky and Miami, Fla., among others.