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Galen Young named CBA Player of the Year

March 30, 2007 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

ALBANY, NY (March 30, 2007) - The Continental Basketball Association is pleased to announce that Galen Young of the Yakama Sun Kings has been named the 2006-07 CBA Player of the Year, as voted upon by the seven CBA head coaches.

Returning to the CBA after a two-year absence, Galen Young has proven himself as the go-to guy for the defending champion Yakama Sun Kings. Young's 6.6 assists per game is the highest among all current CBA players; he also averaged 15.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds in 46 contests; he also compiled a 1.57 assist-to-turnover ratio. Young is the tallest player, 6-7, to ever lead the CBA in assists.

Young earned three of the CBA's six triple-doubles this season, including back-to-back triple-doubles on December 8th and 10th that earned him Player of the Week Honors. This was the first time a player had back-to-back triple-doubles since former Sun King David Vanderpool achieved this in the 2001 season. Young was named to the 2007 CBA All-Star Team, and has proven to be a leader and role model both on and off the court for the Sun Kings.

Young was originally drafted in 1999 by the Milwaukee Bucks (2nd round, 48th overall) out of UNC-Charlotte. He previously played for the CBA's Grand Rapids Hoops (1999-2000) and Gary Steelheads (2002-2004).

"Galen has been the leader of our team from day one and this award is well deserved," said Sun King head coach Paul Woolpert. "He does all the things you need to be successful everyday on and off the court."

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