Joseph Young Returning for Senior Year

DUCKS STILLEugene, Ore. — One more year. That’s what Oregon guard Joseph Young tweeted out Tuesday morning.

Young, who averaged 18.9 points per game this past season, led the Ducks in scoring and was second to Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson in the Pac-12.

With Young’s return, Oregon’s backcourt is much deeper. Young joins Damyean Dotson, who has started 69 of 71 games during his first two seasons at Oregon, as returning starters. Dominic Artis is expected to slide back into the starting point guard role with Johnathan Loyd’s departure to graduation. Returning reserve Jalil Abdul-Bassit and incoming five-star shooting guard Jaquan Lyle should also factor into the backcourt rotation.


Young transferred from Houston and was granted an immediate waiver to play for Oregon this past season after his father, Michael, was reassigned on the Houston staff.

Young was no lock to get drafted in June’s NBA Draft. DraftExpress.com did not have Young listed among its top 100 prospects.

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