Ellis Young III | #23 | F
Hometown: Merritt Island, Fla.
Previous School: Brevard CC (Cocoa HS)
Major: Sports Management
2012-13 NABC First Team All-American - Details
2012-13 Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention - Details
2012-13 NABC All-South District First Team - Details
2012-13 Daktronics All-South Region Second Team - Details
2012-13 All-Gulf South Conference First Team - Details
GSC Player of the Week 2/25/14 - Details
GSC Player of the Week 2/12/13 - Details
GS C Player of the Week 2/19/13 - Details
2013-14: Played significant time in all 27 games his senior year, logging 657 total minutes… Was named the GSC Player of the week for the week of Feb 25, 2014… Second in GSC for rebounds in a game with 18 against Valdosta State on Feb 17, 2014… Third in total points scored for the team with 363, averaging 13.4 per game… First in blocked shots for the team with 21 for the season… Second in free throw percentage for the team with a .762 clip… Second on the team in free throw attempts for the season with 143… Second in total rebounds for the team with 120 for the season… Third in steals for the team with 19…
2012-13: Had a standout first season with the Argonauts, collecting multiple accolades and firsts for UWF... Became first Argonaut in history to be named to NABC All-American First Team and a Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention... NABC All-South District First Team... Daktronics All-South Region Second Team... All-GSC First Team... Two-time GSC Player of the Week (2/12 & 2/19)... Led the GSC and was 29th in the NCAA in points per game (19.6)... Shot 54.6 percent from the field, good for third in the GSC and 54th in the NCAA... Also third in the GSC in blocks per game (1.4)... Grabbed 183 rebounds (6.5 per game)... Set UWF's single-game scoring record against West Georgia (2/16) with 41 points going 15-of-22 (68.2 percent) from the field... Ranks in the top-10 of eight different single-season record categories, including second in points (548), free throw attempts (208), and free throws made (153)... Two double-doubles... Career-high 14 rebounds against West Alabama (2/14).
2011-12: (Brevard Community College) Saw action in 32 games and averaged 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest… shot 52 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point territory… named to the all-conference first team.
2009-10: (Brevard Community College) Played in 26 games as a freshman, averaging 10.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game… shot 51.5 percent from the field… earned second team all-conference honors.
High School: Played for Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Fla., where he averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per game… earned first team all-state honors… was named his team’s most valuable player… led Cocoa to a 30-3 record and the 4A state championship… was named MVP at the state tournament… also competed in the high jump for the track and field team… named to the Dean’s List.
Personal: Son of Ellis Young, Jr. and Fatima Moxey… majoring in Sports Management.
Quote from head coach Bob Stinnett:
“Ellis is a very smart player with a high motor who will come in right away and make an immediate impact in our league.”
Career Highs Through 2013-14:
Points: 41, West Georgia -- 02/16/13
Rebounds: 18, Valdosta State -- 02/17/14
Assists: 5, at Union (Tenn.) -- 12/01/12
Steals: 6, West Alabama -- 02/14/13
Blocks: 6, Tuskegee -- 11/24/12
FG made: 15, West Georgia -- 02/16/13
FG attempts: 22, West Georgia -- 02/16/13
3FG made: 2, Shorter University -- 02/20/14 ; vs Christian Brothers -- 03/09/13
3FG attempts: 4, Shorter University -- 02/20/14
FT made: 12, Tuskegee -- 11/24/12
FT attempts: 18, West Georgia -- 02/16/13