GORHAM, Maine – Junior guard Jayvon Pitts-Young (Portland, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies men's basketball team has been selected to the 2019 All-Little East Conference first team following a vote of league coaches.
In his first season with the Huskies, Pitts-Young, a transfer from American International College, averaged 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor. Leading the Huskies in scoring, assists, and steals, Pitts-Young was Southern Maine's second best rebounder. In the conference circuit, Pitts-Young ranked second in points per game, was seventh in assists (85) and tenth in steals (48).
During the season, Pitts-Young scored in double-figures in 22 of the 25 games he appeared in, registering six games with 30 or more points, including a career-high of 36 points on 13-of-18 shooting (72.2 percent) from the field on the road at UMass Dartmouth (November 28). In his USM debut, Pitts-Young narrowly missed out on a triple double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best eight assists in an 114-99 win versus University of New England (November 13). In an overtime game with UMass Boston, Pitts-Young became the 28thHusky to score 1000 points in his career, scoring a game-high 32 points on a 9-for-13 effort from the field, and an 13-for-15 mark from the free throw line.
Pitts-Young finished the season with 472 points, 120 rebounds, 85 assists, and 48 steals. For his career, including his first two seasons at AIC, Pitts-Young has 1085 points, 297 rebounds, 188 assists, and 96 steals.