Former Oregon Duck Joe Young drops “74-piece chicken nugget” in CBA game

That. Is. A. Lot. Of. Points.

Former Oregon Duck men’s basketball guard Joe Young recorded 74 points in the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday night. 

Despite this effort, Monkey King lost the game 125-110.

But the individual performance was historical. It’s the 3rd best scoring output in CBA history. Errick McCollum, older brother of Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, holds the record at 82 points.

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Two days earlier, Young recorded a near triple-double: 51 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

This season with Monkey King, Young is averaging 36.6 points, 6.4 assists and 4.5 rebounds. 

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‘Joey Buckets’ was selected in the second round (No. 43 overall) by the Indiana Pacers in the 2015 NBA Draft. He spent three seasons with the Pacers and backed up point guards George Hill, Ty Lawson and Rodney Stuckey. The next season, he backed up Jeff Teague and fellow Duck Aaron Brooks. There just wasn’t enough minutes for the Oregon prodigy.


A transfer from the University of Houston, Young played two seasons in an Oregon Ducks uniform (both under current head coach Dana Altman).

2013-2014 (RS-JUNIOR):

Young led the team in scoring (18.9 points per game), minutes (31.1 per game), field goals made (206), 3-PT field goals made (76), free throws made (155) and steals (44). He was a Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection following his inagrural year in Eugene, Oregon.

STATS: Averaged 18.9 points, 1.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.

The Ducks finished 10-8 in the Pac-12 conference, a 24-10 overall record and an NCAA Tournament third-round appearance. 

2014-2015 (RS-SENIOR):

Named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, also earned first-team All-Pac-12 accolades. Young finished season second in the country and first in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (92.5 percent) and set the Pac-12 and Oregon career free throw percentage marks at .900 (279-of-310). Was ninth in the country and first in the Pac-12 in scoring at 20.7 points per game and was sixth in the conference in assists per game (3.8).

STATS: Averaged 20.7 points, 3.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game.

The Ducks finished with a 13-5 conference record, 26-10 overall record and a trip to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. 

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