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Luke Apfeld has given his verbal to the University of Vermont to play basketball as a member of the 2009 recruiting class. He joins big man Ben Crenca as part of another stellar Mike Lonergan recruiting class.

Gettin' Down With A New Catamount: G-Young PDF Print E-mail
Written by Preston Junger   
Saturday, 12 July 2008

 VT Sports Network recently caught up with one of the newest Catamount hoopsters, Garvey Young--A 6' 4" Guard from DC.  G-Young, as he has been dubbed, is one of the several players expected to help bring the Catamounts back to the NCAA Tournament.  We hope you enjoy getting to know Garvey a little bit more and look for him on the courts later this year. 

VTSN:  Tell us a little bit about your career (Georgetown Prep)?
GY:  I started, led the team in scoring and made All Conference for all four years.  I was selected all county and all met multiple times.  I was selected to multiple tournament teams.  In basketball we won a conference title and two tournament championships.  In soccer we were conference champions twice.   Off the court I gained the respect of faculty, staff and fellow students.

VTSN:  What was your biggest basketball accomplishment so far?
GY:  I have won championships in Elementary school, Jr. High, AAU and High School and I was recognized for scoring over 1,800 career (high school) points.  The love that I felt from the crowd during senior night was a very high moment.

VTSN:  What is your official height, weight and wingspan?
GY:  My official height is 6'4 1⁄2” and I weigh 190 lbs.  My wingspan, however, is 6'7".

VTSN:  We've heard you are a good shooter. What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
GY:  My biggest Strength is my feel for the game.  I really understand the game of basketball.  My biggest weakness is that I do not have college basketball experience, but that is soon to change.

VTSN:  The Cats will need someone to fill Senior Kyle Cieplicki's shoes next season.  How do you think you'll be able to help in that area? 
GY:  Kyle did so many things, and will be missed.  I can help by learning as much as I can as fast as I can.  I can help by being a good teammate, playing good defense and smart basketball.  I can help by being a positive influence.

VTSN:  What colleges were you recruited by?
GY:  I was recruited by teams in the ACC, Patriot, Big East, A-10, CAA, Ivies’, Conference USA, MAAC and a few others.

VTSN:  What schools ended up offering you scholarships?
GY:  Too many to list, but only one that matters, Vermont!

VTSN:  Great answer!!  When did you visit Vermont? What did you do?
GY:  I made an unofficial and an official visit.  I hung out and had a few meals with the guys on the team.   I checked out the campus and surrounding area.  I met school administrators, faculty, staff and students. 

VTSN:  What about Vermont was so special? Anything in particular?
GY:  The people, the team, and the coaches are special.  Everyone I met seemed genuinely nice and interested in me beyond basketball.

VTSN:  How do you feel about playing with your friend and DC-area rival Jordan Clarke, here at Vermont?
GY:  Jordan is a friend. I don't think of him as a rival.  I'm very excited about what we can do to help UVM do over the next four years.
VTSN:  What are your expectations for next year (with you, Jordan, MoJo and Pat Bergmann as new additions to the team)? 
GY:  I expect UVM to win a lot next year and for years after.

VTSN:  Do you think you can help get the team to the Big Dance? How?
GY:  Yes.  I want to win and I know how to win.  I can help by doing whatever the coach needs me to do to win.

VTSN:  Now what is your schedule for this summer? 
GY:  I am working to earn some money.  Of course I am playing basketball, strengthening my core.  I am also taking a couple of classes at UVM, spend time with my family, go fishing with my dad but not necessarily in that order.
VTSN:  Have you decided on a roommate for next year?  
GY:  Jordan (Clarke) will be my roommate next year, I can't wait!
VTSN:  What are you currently rocking on the iPod?   
GY:  I am listening to Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and lot of mix-tapes.  I have anything you can think of in my iPod (comedy, jazz, gospel and more).

VTSN:  Favorite movie of all time?  
GY:  He Got Game!

VTSN:   Well congratulations and we look forward to hearing more from you the next four years!  If you'd like to say anything to Catamount Nation, the floor is yours. 
GY:  Thank you!  I’m looking forward to a great four years here at UVM.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 July 2008 )
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