February 9, 2007
Dixon, players confident in Young
A strange thing happened in the wake of the No. 7 Pitt men's basketball team's win at West Virginia Wednesday night.
As reporters huddled near the Panthers' locker room following the game, sophomore forward Sam Young quickly hustled past the gathered media and left the building without comment. Young's silence came after he posted a career-high/game-high/season-high/team-high 21 points. That included a key three-pointer that put the brakes on a Mountaineer run that had cut Pitt's lead to two points.
But Young wasn't interested in discussing his game, and his silence has led to speculation that the former four-star recruit has grown displeased with his current role as a reserve. On Thursday, Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon and seniors Levon Kendall and Aaron Gray had common explanations for Young's silence.
Dixon: "He's just a quiet kid. He's always been that way."
Kendall: "He's a pretty quiet guy in general."
Gray: "He's a more quiet guy and he's not concerned with [the media]."
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