San Diego State notched one of the greatest wins in program history when it went on the road in front of a national television audience and knocked off Gonzaga on Tuesday, and the more distant future also appears sunny now that the Aztecs have added an impact transfer for next season.
Forward Kevin Young averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds for Loyola Marymount as a sophomore and is expected to join San Diego State after sitting out the season. At 6-foot-8, Young would give the Aztecs a much-needed interior presence after seniors Malcolm Thomas and Billy White depart and Kawhi Leonard possibly leaves for the NBA draft.
Loyola Marymount coach Max Good gave Young his release after last season and also gives his former player good reviews.
"Kevin wants to play 45 minutes of a 40-minute game," Good said last week. "He's an Energizer bunny. I really think Kevin can help most teams. I really think the sky's the limit. He's a wonderful kid."