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Philadelphia 76ers Thaddeus Young (21) goes high to block a shot by Detroit Pistons Jason Maxiell (54) during first quarter playoff action at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on April 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Thaddeus Charles Young (born June 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. Young is a small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. Prior to his professional career, he attended Georgia Tech, where he studied management. He is 6 feet 8 inches (203 cm) tall and weighs 217 pounds (98 kg). His nickname is Thad-Yo or just simply Thad.

Young was drafted 12th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He was signed by the team on July 11, 2007.

Young was born to Lula Hall and Felton Young in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family moved to Memphis, Tennessee when Young was in the fourth grade. His father played basketball for Jacksonville University from 1976 to 1978, and was selected by the Buffalo Braves in the 8th round of the 1978 NBA Draft.

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