Wizards Transfer Two-Way Player Mike Young to NAZ Suns

By Jacob Withee | November 13, 2017

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Washington Wizards announced Monday that they have transferred Mike Young to the Northern Arizona Suns, pursuant to the league’s flexible two-way rule.

Young, a 6-foot 9-inch 235-pound forward, is expected to be with the Suns when they take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at State Farm Arena Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT.

The Suns roster now contains 13 players.

Young joins the Phoenix Suns’ NBA G League affiliate under a Two-Way Contract. Beginning in the 2017 offseason, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under Two-Way Contracts. NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend most of the season in the G League and no more than 45 days with their NBA team.

The Wizards do not have a NBA G League affiliation, which allows the NBA club to send a player to any NBA G League team willing to accept that player.

Young has not made a game appearance for the Wizards yet this season. He played four games for the Delaware 87ers this year, averaging 16.5 points on 41.0 percent shooting, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.3 minutes per game. His best game came in Delaware’s season opener at Maine when he tallied 21 points, four rebounds and five assists.

Going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, Young played four years collegiately at Pittsburgh where he averaged 13.5 points and 6.2 rebounds during his career. He was a two-time third team All-ACC selection. He also earned an honorable mention All-ACC honor in 2015.

The 23-year-old finished his stint at Pittsburgh ranked seventh in career scoring with 1,835 points and seventh in career rebounding with 847 rebounds. He became the only player in Pittsburgh history to achieve at least 1,800 points, 800 rebounds and 200 assists.

Young is the second Wizards’ player sent to Northern Arizona in the team’s history, as Chris McCullough was assigned to NAZ from Washington last season.

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