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Selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by Philadelphia. Re-signed with the Sixers on 12/10/11.


2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 76 games (all starts), averaged 14.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.75 steals in 34.6 minutes per game while shooting 53.1% from the floor, 12.5% from 3-point range and 57.4% from the line.
  • Suffered a left hamstring strain in the second quarter vs. Orlando on 2/4/13 and missed six games (Sixers 1-5 mark), missed just one game due to injury from 2010-11 through 2011-12 (sat out an additional two games for rest over that span).
  • Started all 75 of his games played this past season after starting a total of two games the previous two seasons. Started 71 games in 2008-09, averaging a career-high 15.3 ppg.
  • Had 21 double-doubles this past season after having just one in 2011-12.
  • Scored in double-figures in 25 consecutive games from 11/20/12-1/5/13, which was the longest streak by a Sixer since Andre Iguodala's 35-game span from 12/19/08-3/7/09
  • Scored 20+ points 12 times this past season but the Sixers were 4-8 in those games after going 5-2 in 2011-12 and 12-3 in 2010-11.
  • Had 29 points and 15 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City on 11/25/12… became just the fifth Sixer since Charles Barkley to have 29+ points and 15+ boards in the same game (Elton Brand, Chris Webber, Derrick Coleman and Clarence Weatherspoon).
  • Recorded 20+ points and 14+ rebounds in the same game four times this past season, the most by a Sixer in a single season since Chris Webber accomplished the feat seven times in 2005-06.
  • Had more steals (133) than turnovers (90) this past season and ranks fifth in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.48), had 64 steals with 55 turnovers in 2011-12 and would have ranked eighth in the NBA in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.16) if he qualified.
  • Ranked 10th in the NBA in steals (1.75 spg) in 2012-13 and recorded 3+ steals 20 times.
  • Shot 53.0% from the floor this past season (16th in NBA). Has the 16th highest career FG% (.512) among active players.
  • Shot 57.4% from the line this past season after shooting a career-high 77.1% in 2011-12
  • Was the 12th overall pick by Philadelphia in 2007 NBA Draft and is the longest tenured Sixer.

  • PRO CAREER:

    Six NBA seasons: In 437 games with 216 starts, averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.24 steals in 29.3 minutes per game while shooting 51.2% from the floor, 33.2% from 3-point range and 69.7% from the line. Named to the NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team in 2007-08. Selected to the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during All-Star Weekend. Finished third in voting for the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2010-11.


    PLAYOFFS:

    In 30 games with 12 starts, averaging 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.80 steals in 26.4 minutes per game while shooting 43.9% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point range and 73.0% from the line. 2008: Started all six games for the Sixers in their First Round series vs. Detroit. Averaged 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.17 steals in 26.7 minutes per game, while shooting 48.0% from the floor and 85.7% from the line. Recorded more offensive rebounds (15) than defensive (12). Had 15 points and 9 rebounds in Game 4 (4/27/08). 2009: Started all six games for the Sixers in their First Round series vs. Detroit. Averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.00 steals in 38.2 minutes per game. Shot 44.9% from the floor, 41.7% from 3-point range and 83.3% from the line. Scored 20 points in Game 2 at Orlando (4/22/09). 2011: Appeared in all five games of Philadelphia's First Round series vs. Miami, averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game while shooting 41.7% from the floor, 0-of-1 from 3-point range and 58.3% from the line. Had 20 points and 11 rebounds, including 8 offensive, in Game 1 (4/16/11) 2012: Appeared in all 13 games of Philadelphia's run to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 7.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.3 minutes per game while shooting 42.9% from the floor and 71.0% from the line.


    2011-12:
    Fifth NBA season (Philadelphia): In 63 games with one start, averaged 12.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.02 steals in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 50.7% from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 77.1% from the line. Missed one game with an upper respiratory tract infection (3/7/12) and sat out the final two games for rest. Ranked 16th in the NBA in field goal percentage. Scored 20+ points seven times and recorded one double-double. Led all NBA reserves in offensive rebounds. Had 64 steals with 55 turnovers and would have ranked eighth in the NBA in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.16) had he qualified). Had the fifth-highest point/rebound/assist total of any reserve.


    2010-11:
    Fourth NBA season (Philadelphia): Played all 82 games with one start, averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.10 steals in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 54.1% from the floor, 27.3% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the line. Scored 20+ points 15 times (Sixers 12-3 mark). Ranked ninth in the NBA in field goal percentage. Recorded two double-doubles (vs. CLE on 12/7/10, vs. WAS on 2/23/11). Had the highest point/rebound/assist total of any reserve and the second-most offensive rebounds. Ranked tied for 16th in the NBA in steals per turnover (0.91).


    2009-10:
    Third NBA season (Philadelphia): In 67 games with 45 starts, averaged 13.8 points, a career-high 5.2 rebounds, a career-high 1.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 32.0 minutes per game while shooting 47.0% from the floor, 34.8% from 3-point range and 69.1% from the line. Missed the final 15 games of the season with a right thumb fracture after playing in each of the first 67 games. Shot 53.1% from the floor over his final 19 games played. Had six double-doubles. Scored 20+ points 14 times, including a career-high 32 points at Toronto on 3/7/10.


    2008-09:
    Second NBA season (Philadelphia): In 75 games with 71 starts, averaged a career-high 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.33 steals in 34.4 minutes per game while shooting 49.5% from the floor, 34.1 from 3-point range and 73.5% from the line. Suffered a right ankle sprain and a bone bruise in the first quarter vs. Atlanta on 3/31/09 and missed seven games after playing the first 73 games. Scored a Sixers season-high tying 31 points in the final game at the Spectrum vs. Chicago on 3/13/09. Scored 20+ points in seven straight games from 3/18-3/29/09. Over his final 19 games played, averaged 20.3 points on 54.3% shooting. Scored 20+ points 20 times (Sixers 13-7 mark). Hit 56 3-pointers after having just 4 3FGM as a rookie. Recorded two double-doubles (11/14/08 at IND and 1/17/09 at NY).


    2007-08:
    Rookie NBA season (Philadelphia): In 74 games played, averaged 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.99 steals in 21.0 minutes per game: Shot 53.9% from the floor, 31.6% from 3-point range and 73.8% from the line. Started 22 of the final 38 games after coming off the bench his first 36 games played. As a starter, averaged 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game. Named to the NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team. Scored 10+ points 28 times over the final 50 games (10.3 ppg) after doing so twice his first 24 games played (3.8 ppg). Had 73 steals to 64 turnovers. Over the final 31 games, averaged 1.39 spg. Ranked second among rookie qualifiers in steals. Had the highest field goal percentage of any rookie qualifier and would have ranked tied for 10th in the NBA in FG% if he qualified. Was the second youngest player in the league to Seattle's Kevin Durant. SUMMER 2007: Played a total of 10 games in the 2007 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and the Rocky Mountain Revue, averaging 11.3 points (36.6% FGs, 40.0% 3FGs, 61.1% FTs), 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.60 steals.


    COLLEGE CAREER:

    Started all 31 games for Georgia Tech his freshman season, scoring a team-high tying 14.4 points per game while adding averages of 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.29 steals in 29.6 minutes per game. Shot 47.8% from the floor, 41.9% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the line. Knocked down 39 three-pointers, including four games with three or more 3FGM. Almost had as many offensive rebounds (72) as defensive (79). Recorded four point-rebound double-doubles. Scored 20+ points six times, including a career-high 30 in a double-overtime game vs. Wake Forest in the First Round of the ACC Tournament. In the five games leading up to the NCAA Tournament, averaged 19.4 points on 50.0% shooting.


    OFF THE COURT:

    Full name is Thaddeus Charles Young. Son of Lula Hall and Felton Young. His father played basketball at Jacksonville University from 1976-78 and was drafted by the NBA's Buffalo Braves. Attended Mitchell High School in Memphis and was a McDonald's All-America selection. Was a three-time All-State selection. As a senior, averaged 26.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.6 blocks while leading Mitchell High School to the Class AA State Championship Game. Was a member of the National Honors Society in high school. Allowed fans to select his Sixers jersey number via an online poll in July of 2007.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: June 21, 1988
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (12th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Philadelphia 76ers 2007 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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