T-Birds pick up another guard transfer in Zion Young - petsitterbank

T-Birds pick up another guard transfer in Zion Young

Southern Utah University announced the signing of University of Oakland transfer Zion Young on Tuesday, adding a fifth player through the transfer portal.

Young started his college career at Western Illinois after prepping at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. In his second season, he averaged over 13 points a game, later transferring to Oakland.

“We are excited to add Zion to the program,” said Simon. “He is a tremendous scorer and shooter. He adds a lot of experience and production to our team. He fits our spread uptempo style and will have to be accounted for as a shooter on every scouting report.”

Young came off the bench for the Golden Grizzlies, averaging 7.8 points per game, including a season-high 28 against Detroit Mercy, hitting 9/9 from behind the arc.

In the 2021-’22 season, Young only played six games due to a knee injury.

T-Birds land Lemetti

Simon announced the signing of Omaha transfer guard Felix Lemetti on May 5, adding a third guard through the transfer portal.

SUU signed Wyoming transfer Deng Dut on April 26, and Snow College transfer Drake Allen on April 11.

Felix Lemetti is the newest member of the SUU men's basketball team.

“Felix is ​​an experienced guard with a high skill level,” said Simon. “He competes on both ends of the floor. His work ethic and desire to win will be a great asset for the program.”

Lemetti scored 10.4 points per game for Omaha, while grabbing 3.8 rebounds, and dishing out 3.1 assists per game last season. Lemetti also shot 38% from three.

Lemetti started his college career at Fairfield then transferred to Salt Lake Community College before joining the Mavericks.

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