University of Houston Athletics

Former Houston guard Joseph Young transferring to Oregon

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Shooting guard Joseph Young put together two productive seasons at the University of Houston, averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game under head coach James Dickey.

But, a decision by the program to not retain his father and former Houston great Michael Young after he refused to accept being assigned to a new position resulted in Joseph deciding to transfer.

On Friday it was reported by Matt Prehm of Duck Territory that Joseph has decided to transfer to Oregon (subscription required), picking Dana Altman’s program over Arizona.

In landing Young, Oregon has itself a player who can give them instant offense on the perimeter. As a sophomore Young averaged 18.0 points per game, shooting 45.8% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc and earning third team All-Conference USA honors.

In his 32 games last season Young failed to reach double figures just three times, scoring a season-high 32 points in Houston’s regular season finale against Tulane.

This is the second consecutive year in which Altman has landed an impact transfer from a school located in Houston, with former Rice Owl Arsalan Kazemi joining the program last season.

Young may apply for an immediate eligibility waiver due to the circumstances surrounding his decision to transfer. If that request is denied Young would have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2014-15 season.

Young joins freshman A.J. Lapray and junior Jalil Abdul-Bassit (North Idaho College) as newcomers in the Oregon backcourt, with Dominic Arits, Damyean Dotson and Jonathan Loyd being the returnees. Loyd is the lone senior in that group.

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POSTERIZED: 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye dunks on defender without jumping

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Mamadou Ndiaye is one of the most unique players in college basketball.

Because he’s 7-foot-6.

Guys like that don’t come around often, and when they do, they do things like this: posterizing an opponent without having to jump.


[PHOTO: Ndiaye vs. 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall]

Ex-Duke guard, Marshall assistant Chris Duhon suspended after arrest

Chris Duhon
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Marshall assistant coach Chris Duhon has been suspended by the university after he was arrested on a charge of aggravateddrunken driving early Monday morning.

Duhon, who is currently in his second season at Marshall, was booked into the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, West Virginia, at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, according to the Herald-Dispatch.

The athletic department released a statement saying that Duhon had been suspended later on Monday.

Duhon was a member of Duke’s 2001 National Title team. He played for the Blue Devils from 2000-2004 and spent nine years in the NBA with the Bulls, Knicks, Magic and Lakers.