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Albany’s Young named to ACC’s All-Defensive team

Andre Young led the ACC with 1.7 steals per game and was named to the conference’s All-Defensive team Monday.

Andre Young led the ACC with 1.7 steals per game and was named to the conference’s All-Defensive team Monday.

CLEMSON, S.C. — At 5-foot-9, Andre Young might not look like he fits in with an ACC basketball team.

But after four years in a Clemson uniform, the former Deerfield-Windsor star proved he fits in quite well.

He was also a perfect fit in the conference’s All-Defensive team, which was released Monday — one day after Young scored a team-high 16 points against Florida State in the final regular-season game of his collegiate career.

He also earned honorable mention in the voting for the All-ACC teams with 35 votes.

Young, who left Deerfield as its all-time leading scorer and had his jersey retired there earlier this year, led the ACC with 1.7 steals per game and 52 steals in the regular season.

Behind Young, the Tigers are ranked second in the ACC and in the top 25 nationally in scoring defense, giving up just 60.4 points per game.

Young also led the Tigers in scoring in the regular season with 13.3 points per game and scored in double figures in 23 contests.

He is in the Top 10 of the ACC in six different statistical figures, including steals per game. He is also fourth in minutes per game, fifth in three-point goals per game and three-point percentage and seventh in assists per game.

Young received 29 votes for the All-Defensive team, joining North Carolina’s John Henson, Florida State’s Bernard James, Virginia’s Jontel Evans and Florida State’s Michael Snaer.