Musa Jallow and Kyle Young were named as members of the 2019-20 NABC Honors Court.
The NABC Honors Court recognized more than 1,350 men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics across the past season.
To earn the distinction, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. He must be a junior or senior academically and a varsity player, who has matriculated at least one year at their current institution with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher, and they must be a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
Jallow will be a fourth-year junior entering 2020-21 after sitting out last season with an ankle injury, while Young will be a senior. Jallow is studying exercise science, while Young is studying sport industry.
Jallow started 10 games as a true freshman in 2017-18, and he averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 14.0 minutes per game across his 33 appearances.
As a sophomore in 2018-19, the 6-foot-5 wing from Bloomington, Ind., averaged 2.9 points and 2.9 boards per game across 35 games, including 13 starts.
The Buckeyes felt the absence of Jallow’s defensive intensity and versatility in 2019-20 when he had to sit out and take a redshirt following surgery.
As a true freshman in 2017-18, Young averaged 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per game on 44.2 percent shooting across 8.6 minutes per contest in his 25 appearances.
The former Massillon (Ohio) Jackson standout became a critical part of the Buckeyes’ rotation as a sophomore, averaging 20.5 minutes per game across 31 games (14 starts). Young led the team with a 67.2 percent mark from the field, with 6.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game despite dealing with a stress fracture in his leg.
Again limited by injuries, Young had a productive junior season in 2019-20, averaging career highs of 7.5 points and 5.8 boards per contest on 58.5 percent shooting. The 6-foot-8 forward started all 25 games he played in, missing six games with a sprained ankle and averaging 22.8 minutes in his appearances.
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