Creighton Inks Two Local Products

November 14th, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. -- A pair of local standouts have signed letters-of-intent to join the Creighton men¹s basketball program, head coach Dana Altman announced today. High school seniors Antoine Young (Bellevue West HS) and Josh Jones (Omaha Central HS) will both enroll next fall and be freshmen at Creighton.

Young is a 6¹0² guard from Bellevue West High School who is a two-time first-team all-state pick. He averaged 20.6 points per game last year for the Thunderbirds, including 39 points in a state final against Omaha Central. That came after he averaged 17.7 points and 5.1 assists per game as a sophomore, including 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in his first career start. He also owns the Bellevue West school-record with 47 points in one game last season against Omaha Burke. Young was a reserve on the Thunderbirds¹ 27-1 state champion in 2004-05 that was led by current Bluejay guard Josh Dotzler. He verbally committed to Creighton in August of 2005 in the weeks leading up to his sophomore year. Young is coached by Doug Woodard at Bellevue West.

Jones is a 6¹2² guard from two-time defending state champion Omaha Central High School. An all-Nebraska selection each of the past two years Jones averaged 18.0 points and shot 44.4 percent from three-point range while making a school-record 67 treys as a junior. Jones was also named honorary captain of the all-state team by the Lincoln Journal Star following his junior season. He capped Central¹s second straight state title run with 28 points, four assists and four steals in last year¹s state final victory over Bellevue West. Jones averaged 14.4 points per game as a sophomore. Jones verbally committed to Creighton in April, not long after winning the second state title. He is coached by Eric Behrens at Central.

Jones and Young have previously been teammates on the summer AAU circuit with the Omaha Crusaders.