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Posted On: 08/7/18 9:20 PM
Victor Young is an athletic wing who excels at getting to the basket and scoring around the rim while having an effective mid-range game. Young has the athleticism to finish through and over contact around the basket and proved that he could play with some of the best on the EYBL Circuit this summer. Victor spent time playing with both the Indy Heat EYBL and Indy Heat Red groups in the Class of 2020 this season. He will be a major returning piece to Muncie Central this season as they look to build on a tough 2017-2018 season.
“My workout focus is tightening up my ball handling and becoming more consistent with my jumper.” Victor recognizes that he can finish well around the basket and is looking to expand his scoring arsenal. “My mid-range and attacking the basket is what I do best.” He showed the ability to create his own shot off the bounce and also knocked down the long ball of the catch and shoot.
Young rebounds at an elite level for his position. “I think I rebounded the ball well this summer.” He has the strength to move bodies and is an explosive jumper off of two feet. He can get back up quickly when he lands and has great hands. “I want to get in better shape while adding strength. I need to get faster and get better on defense.” Victor’s frame is college-ready but he has some room to grow as an on-ball defender. As he increases his foot speed and quickness, he will become a guy that can guard a point guard or a power forward.
Victor will have the chance to impact the game in every possible way this season for Muncie Central. They put together a solid summer and have shown improvement as a group since the end of last season. The team will rely on Young late in games and in crucial situations to make plays.
As with any prospect starting to tap into his potential, a major key to increasing his ceiling is recognition and basketball IQ. Victor is a student of the game and is always criticizing his play and looking for ways to improve.
With his drive, frame, offensive repertoire, and elite rebounding abilities, Victor is primed for a breakout junior campaign with the Bearcats. He will look to generate some buzz and should see his recruiting start to pick up this season.
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