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-Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) second team following a vote of league coaches.
In his first season with the Huskies, Pitts-Young, a transfer from American International College, averaged team-leading 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 Little East 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.