Of Signing Day and Opening Night ...
In the spirit of the new season and the smell of freshly printed media guides, Coach Charlton "C.Y." Young re-answered the questions that were posed to him his junior year for the 1991-92 media guide, with the benefits of 17 years of life experience.
Just over 20 years ago, Charlton "C.Y." Young of Miami Carol City High School signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Georgia Southern and play basketball for the Eagles. Above is a PDF of his junior year profile with the original answers.
In just over 36 hours, "C.Y." will step onto the court for his first game as Head Coach of "THE" Georgia Southern University.
My favorite entertainers:
1991: Billy Cosby, Janet Jackson
2009: Bill Cosby, Janet Jackson, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
I stay home to watch:
1991: The Bill Cosby Show and A Different World
2009: NBA TV and ESPN College Basketball
When it comes to books, I recommend
1991: The Great Gatsby and Season on the Brink
2009: Outliers and The Alchemist
My favorite midnight snack is:
1991: Fast food restaurants
2009: Chili's, Waffle House
My favorite non-basketball team to follow:
1991: Miami Dolphins
2009: Miami Dolphins
I spend my money foolishly on:
2009: golf (especially foolish because I'm not very good, yet!)
If I could spend one day with any historical figure, I would choose:
1991: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2009: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no one in the world I admire more than:
1991: My parents
2009: My parents
When I was little, my mother thought I was:
1991: Too skinny for the amount of food I was eating
2009: Too skinny for the amount of food I was eating
My first exposure to basketball was:
1991: Playing with my father
2009: Playing with my father
My favorite high school basketball memory:
1991: Winning the state championship
2009: Winning the state championship and MVP of the City of the Palms Tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla.
My best friend in basketball is:
1991: My father, Brian Myers, Levelle Gorald and Earnest Rozier (St. Leo)
2009: My father, Brian Myers, Levelle Gorald, Earnest Rozier, Chad Dollar, Robbie Laing, Eugene Harris
If I could change positions, I would play:
My basketball fantasy is:
1991: To make it to the NBA
2009: To become President and General Manager of the Miami Heat
Best athlete I have ever faced:
1991: Douglas Edwards (Miami High/Florida State)
2009: Carmelo Anthony (coached against him in the Sweet 16)
Opponent who frustrated me the most:
1991: Patrick Greer (Centenary)
2009: Tim Brooks (Chattanooga) or Jason Niblett (ETSU)
Best moment to date of my playing career:
1991: Making the last-second game-winning shot against Georgia State and Northeastern
2009: Making the last-second game-winning shot against Georgia State and Northeastern, MVP of the 1992 TAAC tournament, winning the TAAC title and going to "The Dance!"
Worst moment of my playing career:
1991: Missing two free throws and losing in the first round of the conference tournament to Arkansas-Little Rock
2009: Losing to ETSU in the SoCon semifinals in 1993 (my last game ever with Georgia Southern University on my chest!)
If I could pick one person to play at GSU and build a dynasty, who would it be and why?
1991: Shaquille O'Neal, he's the best center in the country
2009: Tim Duncan - Mr. Efficiency
If I could change one NCAA rule/regulation, what would that be?
1991: Eliminate the five-second call
2009: Nothing, I love the game the way it is!
After graduation, I want to: (non-basketball)
1991: Become a broadcaster
2009: Take Dick Vitale's job!!
When I am 50, I envision myself:
1991: Very rich and spoiling my grandchildren
2009: Winning a national championship and headed to Miami to pick out my office with the Heat
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:21