Pitt forward Michael Young had a pretty solid season on the court last year and will be one of the Panthers top performers this coming season as well.
Young was an honorable mention on the All-ACC team last season and more importantly was on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-Academic Basketball Team.
Young has parlayed all of that into a bigger responsibility off the court.
The junior forward and Duquesne native has been selected by the NCAA to serve as a student-athlete representative on the Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Young will serve a two-year term on the committee, running through June 2017.
“Mike’s selection to this very important committee is a great reflection of both him and Pitt,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement. “As a student-athlete, he will have some invaluable perspectives on the issues surrounding college basketball. We’re thrilled and honored that a Pitt student-athlete has been selected for this responsibility.”
According to the NCAA, the purpose of the committee is as follows:
The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee shall ensure that appropriate oversight of men’s basketball is maintained, shall enhance the development and public perception of the sport and make recommendations related to regular season and postseason men’s basketball. The committee shall prioritize enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically), and in doing so, promote student-athletes’ personal growth and leadership development.
Young was Pitt’s leading rebounder (7.3 rpg) and second-leading scorer (13.4 ppg) last season and is one of two student members of the committee with the other being Northern Colorado’s Cody McDavis.
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