Update: Brevard Basketball Star Captures College Awards
By Space Coast Daily // April 2, 2013
Former Cocoa High & BCC Player Honored
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Basketball player Ellis Young III of the University of West Florida will be bringing some major hardware back to Brevard County at the end of the school year.
Young, who lives on Merritt Island and played for Cocoa High School and then at Brevard Community College, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Coaches’ Division II All-South District First Team All American for the 2012-2013 season.
He also was honored with selection to the Daktronics All-South Region Second Team.
Just a junior, Young enjoyed a standout first season playing for the West Florida Argonauts.
He was honored on two separate occasions with Gulf South Conference Player of the Week awards and also earned recognition on the All-GSC First Team.
He led the league in scoring and ranked among the top 30 in the nation at 19.6 points per game.
The highlight of Young’s season came when he scored 41 points against West Georgia on Feb. 16 to set UWF’s all-time single-game scoring record.
As a sophomore at BCC, Young played in 32 games and averaged 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. He shot 52 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point territory and was named to the all-conference first team.
At Cocoa he was named the Tigers most valuable player and led them to a 30-3 record and the 2009 Class 4A state championship.
The honors Young has received resonated with BCC head coach Jeremy Shulman who coached Young.
“I cannot put into words how proud I am of Ellis and what he has accomplished this past year at West Florida,” Shulman said. “Ellis is one of my most favorite players in my 16 years of coaching.
“Ellis has often been overlooked and it is amazing to see him lead the conference in scoring on his way to being a first-team All-American.”