Young earns SEC Player of the Week honor

By: Logan Wilson
Published: Monday, December 31, 2012
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/29/2012-- University of Arkansas guard BJ Young drives to the hoop past Northwestern State forward DeQuan Hicks during the first half of Saturday night's game against the Demons at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Michael Woods
NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --12/29/2012-- University of Arkansas guard BJ Young drives to the hoop past Northwestern State forward DeQuan Hicks during the first half of Saturday night's game against the Demons at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

— BJ Young came close to becoming the Razorback's third player to ever record a triple-double on Saturday and the Southeasten Conference recognized that performance on Monday.

Young scored 26 points, recorded a career-high 13 rebounds and added seven assists as the Razorbacks defeated Northwestern State 79-61.

The double-double was the second of the sophomore's career and he also had a career-high four steals against the Demons.

Young is second in the conference in scoring, averaging a team-high 17.5 points per game. The St. Louis native is just the 12th Razorback to be named SEC Player of the Week.

Arkansas hosts Delaware State Saturday at 7 p.m. before beginning conference play on the road against Texas A&M.

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