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BiographyMichael Wayne Young (born January 2, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a retired American basketball player. After a 15-year playing career spent in the NBA and overseas, he is currently the director of basketball operations and performance enhancement at the University of Houston, his alma mater.
Michael Young was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 24th overall pick (1st round) of the 1984 NBA Draft.
He played in three NBA seasons: 1984-85 with the Phoenix Suns, 1985-86 with the Philadelphia 76ers, and 1989-90 with the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played two seasons with the Continental Basketball Association's Detroit Spirit, where he was named the CBA's Player of the Year in 1986 after averaging 26 points per game.