FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Future Arkansas men’s basketball players B.J. Young and Ky Madden participated in the first All-American Championship at the M.O. Campbell Center in Houston, Texas, with Young claiming Most Outstanding Player honors for his North team.
Young and Madden were two of 40 players from across the country invited to participate in the inaugural event. Young was a member of the North team which played Madden’s South squad in the first of two games. Game two featured players from the East and West.
The North-South contest would go into overtime after the North outscored the South 25-12 in the fourth quarter, but the South’s 10 overtime points gave it a 93-91 victory. In the loss, Young tallied a team high 17 points in 17 minutes as the Florisant, Mo., native went 7-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the free throw line. Young also grabbed two rebounds and had three steals coming off the bench.
Madden tallied five points in nine minutes of action on 2-of-3 shooting, 1-of-2 from the free throw line, while also grabbing four rebounds and making one steal.
Young and Madden are a part of a highly decorated signing class for the Razorbacks that ranks No. 5 in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 7 by ESPN. Along with Young and Madden are third-team Parade All-American Devonta Abron of Dallas, Texas, and Arkansas natives Hunter Mickelson and Aaron Ross.