Young playing for the Clemson Tigers in 2009
|Born||March 16, 1990|
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Deerfield-Windsor (Albany, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2012–2013||EiffelTowers Den Bosch|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andre Young (born March 16, 1990) is a retired American professional basketball player. Standing at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), Young played the point guard or shooting guard position. He played four years of collegiate basketball with Clemson followed by three seasons of playing professionally in multiple countries in Europe.
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The Clemson Tigers men's basketball team is a college basketball program that represents Clemson University and competes in the NCAA Division I. Clemson is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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After playing college basketball for the Clemson Tigers, Young started his professional career in the Netherlands with EiffelTowers Den Bosch from the Dutch Basketball League. In his first season, he won the league's Most Valuable Player award and got a place in the All-DBL Team. With EiffelTowers, Young won the Dutch Cup. However, he did not win the national championship despite finishing first in the regular season.
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On June 12, 2013 Young signed with BC Goverla in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague.He left the team in March 2014 during the ongoing Ukrainian revolution.
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For the 2014–15 season, Young signed with Chorale Roanne of the French second tier Pro B.
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