Monday , Jun , 18 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Georgia Tech’s Young keeps his name in draft

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Georgia Tech forward Thaddeus Young
announced Monday he will keep his name in the upcoming NBA draft.

“I would like to thank everyone in the Georgia Tech family. They have been
very supportive of my basketball career at Tech,” said Young. “This year was
one of the most memorable times of my life. Most of all, I’d like to thank my
teammates and my coaching staff for being my fathers and my brothers away from
home, and thanks for a great year.”

“After considering all the information available and discussing everything
with my family, I believe this is the best time to start my professional
career,” Young added.

Young averaged 14.4 points per game last season while guiding Tech to a 20-12
overall record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He also averaged 4.9
rebounds and was second on the team in assists.

“We wish Thaddeus luck,” said Tech head coach Paul Hewitt. “He’s a terrific
young man who will do very well in the NBA.”

Young is the second Tech underclassman this year to formally enter the NBA
draft. Freshman guard Javaris Crittenton announced his intention to remain in
the draft in May.