Danny Young (basketball)

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Danny Young
Personal information
Born (1962-07-26) July 26, 1962 (age 56)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilliam G. Enloe
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
CollegeWake Forest (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1984–1994
PositionPoint guard
Number22, 21, 20
Career history
1984Seattle SuperSonics
1984–1985Wyoming Wildcatters
19851988Seattle SuperSonics
19881992Portland Trail Blazers
1992Los Angeles Clippers
1992–1993Detroit Pistons
1994Milwaukee Bucks
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Danny Richardson Young (born July 26, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6' 3" guard who attended Wake Forest University,[1] he played ten seasons (1984–1993; 1994–1995) in the NBA, spending time with the Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, and Milwaukee Bucks. Young was a key reserve on the 1992 Blazers team that reached the NBA Finals, and he retired with 2,622 NBA career points and 1,674 assists.

Seattle Supersonics[edit]

At the end of his time in Seattle, Young was low in the rotation, behind several other backup guards. Seattle attempted to trade him but was unsuccessful. Consequently, they waived him on November 3, 1988.[1]

Portland Trailblazers[edit]

Portland signed Young the same day he was waived,[1] he immediately became the third guard for the Blazers, behind Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter.[1] He was waived from the team January 1992 in order to make room for Lamont Strothers.[2]

Playing style[edit]

Not known for flamboyant play, Young was valued for his ball-handling skills and steady, mistake-free play.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e English, Reid (November 29, 1988). "Young Makes Smooth Transition". Statesman-Journal. Salem, Oregon – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Blazers Waive Young for Strothers". The World. Coos Bay, Oregon. January 11, 1992 – via newspapers.com.

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