Skip Young
Skip Young
Full Name:  Edward Young
   School:  Linden-McKinley High School in Columbus, Ohio


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FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
68-69 14  G       6-3  165  So   *   Columbus, OH                
69-70 14  G       6-3  169  Jr   *   Columbus, OH                
70-71 14  G       6-3  170  Sr   *   Columbus, OH                


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2006
Skip Young was a high school star in the basketball-rich state of Ohio who, despite being heavily recruited by nearby Ohio State, decided to become a part of the program Hugh Durham was building at Florida State. Durham had brought the first African-American player, Lenny Hall, to FSU only one year before. Due to Hall's early-season injury, Young faced the challenges of being effectively the first starting varsity African-American athlete at FSU and one of the first in the Deep South at a predominantly white university.

Young led the Seminoles to an 18-8 record in his first season as starting point guard for the varsity team in 1968-69. He helped lead Florida State to its most successful season in school history as a junior playing with future FSU and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dave Cowens on the Seminoles' 1969-70 team that finished 23-3. During his three-year career, the Seminoles had an overall record of 58-20 and he became the school's all-time assist leader.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Young played one year with the Celtics before he returned to earn his degree in criminology and social work from FSU. He is currently the head coach at FAMU High and led the Lady Rattlers to their first state championship in 2004.

Young's ability to achieve success on the basketball court and in the classroom during a period of significant and often difficult social change was remarkable. It gained him the admiration of teammates, opponents, and the University community.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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68-69 26  23      156  336 .464          .000   76 102 .745  388 14.9             118  4.5  75  2  155               
69-70 26  26      151  340 .444          .000   59  80 .738  361 13.9              92  3.5  79  3  127               
70-71 22   2       53  141 .376          .000    7  13 .538  113  5.1              35  1.6  50  1   38               
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   74  51    0 360  817 .441    0   0 .000  142 195 .728  862 11.6      0   0  245  3.3 204  6  320    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1968-69                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  2 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1   g        9   16             3   3   21               1   3    5    4          
Dec  6 MIAMI                1   g       10   19             2   3   22              14   1    5    5          
Dec  7 JACKSONVILLE         1   g       10   16             3   3   23               2   5    1    7          
Dec 14 VIRGINIA TECH        1   g        4   13             2   4   10               3   3    4               
Dec 16 LOUISVILLE           1   g   37   8   19             4   5   20      2   1    3   4    3    1          
Dec 21 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  1   g        4   16             3   3   11               2   1    0    5          
Dec 27 OHIO STATE           1   g        5   17             4   5   14               9   1    1               
Dec 31 NEW HAMPSHIRE        1   g        5    9             8   9   18               7   0    5               
Jan  4 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        5    9             0   0   10               6   4    4    3          
Jan  8 TULANE               1   g   34   9   12             5   6   23               5   4    9               
Jan 10 MIAMI                1   g        5   13             2   4   12               6   4    4   11          
Jan 13 KENT STATE           1            4   18             3   4   11               1   3    7               
Jan 18 TULANE               1            5   12             4   8   14               1   4                    
Jan 20 RICE                 1   g        5   10             1   2   11               4   4                    
Jan 23 HAWAII               1   g       10   15             1   2   21               3   1    6    1          
Jan 28 SOUTH CAROLINA       1   g        4   14             3   3   11               6   2    7    3          
Feb  1 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        7   13             2   3   16               4   4    6               
Feb  3 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1   g        3    6             0   2    6               9   2                    
Feb  7 CLEMSON              1       40   6   12             4   6   16               5   5    4   11          
Feb  8 NORTH CAROLINA       1   g   40   4   14             3   4   11               2   3    4   13          
Feb 10 STETSON              1   g        8   12             1   2   17               4   2    6               
Feb 15 DAYTON               1   g        7   10             6   8   20               2   0    3               
Feb 18 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        6   15             6   6   18               2   4    3               
Feb 22 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        4    7             1   2    9               7   4    6    5          
Feb 27 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g        1    5             1   1    3               4   4                    
Mar  1 MIAMI                1   g        8   14             4   4   20               6   3    3               
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Totals                     26  23  151 156  336    0   0   76 102  388      2   1  118  75   96   69    0    0

1969-70                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  2 OREGON STATE         1   g        8   15             3   4   19               8   3    2               
Dec  4 OREGON               1   g        7   14             2   2   16               3   4    4               
Dec  8 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1   g        5   10             5   5   15               5   3    7               
Dec 13 NORTH CAROLINA       1   g   38   4   16             2   2   10               3   5    4    6          
Dec 20 GEORGETOWN           1   g        9   15             4   5   22               1   3    2               
Dec 22 LOUISVILLE           1   g        7   14             3   4   17               2   1    2               
Dec 27 TEXAS                1   g        3    9             1   1    7               1   1    7               
Dec 29 ARMY                 1   g        7   11             1   3   15               6   3    5               
Dec 30 FLORIDA              1   g        6    8             2   2   14               3   1    3               
Jan  2 PEPPERDINE           1   g        7   10             2   3   16               4   3    2    3          
Jan  3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  1   g        4   14             0   2    8               1   3    4               
Jan  5 ARIZONA              1   g        4   12             2   3   10               6   2                    
Jan  9 MIAMI                1   g        6   16             1   1   13               6   0    5               
Jan 17 TULANE               1   g   35   7   16             1   2   15               6   4    2               
Jan 22 CLEMSON              1   g        6   19             2   2   14               6   3    6               
Jan 24 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        5   17             2   2   12               2   4    9    5          
Jan 27 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        3    9             1   1    7               2   5    4               
Jan 31 VIRGINIA TECH        1   f        7   16             9  13   23               3   3    2               
Feb  5 KENT STATE           1   g        9   15             3   4   21                                        
Feb  7 DAYTON               1   f        4   14             1   1    9               2   4                    
Feb 10 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g        4   12             1   1    9               2   3    7               
Feb 14 TULANE               1   g        1    2             0   2    2               1   5    8               
Feb 18 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        7   16             3   3   17               4   3    4               
Feb 21 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        5   10             5   6   15               4   3    8               
Feb 26 STETSON              1   g        8   16             3   4   19               5   3                    
Feb 28 MIAMI                1   g        8   13             1   2   17               3   3    9               
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Totals                     26  26   73 151  339    0   0   60  80  362      0   0   89  75  106   14    0    0

1970-71                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  5 SOUTH DAKOTA         1            2    5             0   0    4               0   2    3               
Dec  7 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1            1    2             0   0    2               2   1    1               
Dec 12 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1            3   13             0   0    6               3   4    3               
Dec 18 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  1            2    7             0   0    4               1   2    1    5          
Dec 19 MIAMI OF OHIO        1            3   12             0   1    6               2   2    3    2          
Dec 23 PAN AMERICAN COLLEGE 1            1    1             0   0    2               1   0    1               
Dec 31 ARIZONA              1   g        0    1             0   0    0               0   2    0               
Jan  2 PEPPERDINE           1            4    9             2   3   10               3   3    5               
Jan  8 MIAMI                1            6   11             0   0   12               2   4    2               
Jan 11 MANHATTAN COLLEGE    1            2    6             0   1    4               2   2    4               
Jan 13 TULANE               1       19   2    7             0   0    4               2   5    0               
Jan 16 SAMFORD              1            5    6             2   2   12               3   4    3               
Jan 18 STETSON              1            0    5             0   0    0               0   1    0               
Jan 23 GEORGIA TECH         1            1    4             0   0    2               0   3    0               
Jan 27 JACKSONVILLE         1            5    9             0   0   10               1   0    1               
Jan 30 CAL-IRVINE           1            2    8             0   0    4               3   0    3               
Feb  3 WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE  1   g        4   12             1   2    9               5   4    7               
Feb 11 GEORGIA SOUTHERN     1            0    1             0   0    0               1   1    0               
Feb 15 JACKSONVILLE         1            0    3             0   0    0               0   1    0               
Feb 22 NORTH CAROLINA       1       15   3   10             0   0    6               4   5    1    0          
Feb 25 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            6    7             1   2   13               0   1                    
Feb 27 MIAMI                1            1    4             1   2    3               1   3    0               
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Totals                     22   2   34  53  143    0   0    7  13  113      0   0   36  50   38    7    0    0