Jim Young

Jim Young
Jim Young
b. 1954

Year Inducted
Post-Journal assistant sports editor Scott Kindberg's opening paragraph in an October 2012 article spoke volumes about Jim Young:

"He was my neighbor 40 years ago on Jamestown's west side, he drove a Volkswagen and he played for a high school basketball team that was better - at least from an 11-year-old's perspective - than what any collegiate or pro organization could put on the hardwood. To me, Jim Young was a star. What I didn't know was that he was just beginning to crack the surface of his potential."

During the 1971-72 season at JHS, Young made his own mark on a team that featured legendary players Terry Chili and Mark Edstrom by averaging 15 points per game as the point guard while playing for another legend, coach John "Dutch" Leonard. That team packed the JHS gym regularly and when it was all said and done, it brought home a Section 6 championship, beating Kenmore West, 56-46, in come-from-behind fashion.

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