The Wizards handed out their first two-way contract allowed by the new CBA on Wednesday to Michael Young, a forward out of Pittsburgh. Here are five things to know about him...
1. Young played four years at Pittsburgh, just 12 miles from where he grew up, and averaged 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a senior. He turns 23 in September, just before training camp begins.
2. He was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine in May, but is listed at 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds. Young is considerd a power forward, though he does have the ability to stretch the floor.
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3. The Wizards are banking in part on his improved outside shooting. After making just 19 total threes in his first three seasons at Pitt, he made 42 out of 122 attempts as a senior. That was good for 34.4 percent, which is decent for a big man and clearly a step in the right direction for a guy hoping to carve his niche in the NBA.
4. Young participated in the Wizards' second predraft workout on June 5. He was overshadowed by Frank Mason III and Tyler Dorsey, who were both selected in the second round of last month's draft. Young also went up against Kentucky center Isaac Humphries, who he will play with on the Wizards Summer League roster.
5. Young isn't a big-time leaper, but does throw down with power as you can see in this highlight video: