Young's journey takes him from Iraq to NCAA tourney
DENTON, Texas -- Rich Young's road to the NCAA Tournament includes a firefight in Iraq and peacekeeping in Kosovo.
Now that the North Texas senior forward -- an ex-Marine and Iraq War veteran -- is about to play in the postseason tournament, he can hardly believe his good fortune.
"I always wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament, and I always wanted to play college basketball in Division I," Young said Monday. "And it's hard to believe I actually get that opportunity."