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Pittsburgh nabs top-75 prospect Mike Young

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Mike Young has had a journeyman high school career. He went from Shadyside (Pa.) to St. Benedict's (N.J.) to Hudson Catholic (N.J.) – and now he's headed back to Benedict's for his senior season.

It looks like college will be more decisive for Young, though. On Saturday evening, he committed to Pittsburgh.

He informed various media members of the news via text message.

Young, a 6-foot-7 forward, expanded his offensive game during the spring and summer. He went from being mostly a back-to-the-basket player to being one who could go inside and outside, and knock down perimeter shots on a consistent basis. Young became more difficult to defend due to his ability to go off the dribble against slower defenders.

“I'll do anything that helps my team have a chance to win,” Young told in June. “If I have to do something, I'll do it.”

Young is ranked No. 68 in's Top 100. He chose Pittsburgh over Florida, with Miami (Fl.), Connecticut, West Virginia, Xavier, Georgia Tech and others in pursuit.

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