Joe Young changing uniform number

Young was the Pac-13 Player of the Year his senior year (2015).

Young was the Pac-13 Player of the Year his senior year (2015).

Joe Young will look slightly different in uniform next season.

With his first NBA season in the books, the Pacers guard has changed his number to … 3. He couldn’t be No. 3 last season because it was taken by starting point guard George Hill.

Then, since Hill was traded to Utah and Jeff Teague opted for his high school number, 44, 3 became available.

He wore No. 0 in high school and in his first two years in college at the University of Houston. Young, who has already changed his Twitter handle and bio, will now return to 3 — the number he wore at the University of Oregon.

NBA.com already made the change, listing Young as No. 3.

Young’s rookie No. 1 jersey is still available for purchase at the Pacers Gift Shop, but expect it to be discounted soon. Appearing in 41 games in his rookie year, Young averaged 3.8 points, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 rebounds per game.

No. 3 in Pacers Franchise History:

1981: Kenny Natt
1989: Scott Skiles
1994-97: Haywoode Workman
2000-04: Al Harrington
2005: Tremaine Fowlkes
2006-07: Sarunas Jasikevicius
2007-2010: Troy Murphy
2012-16: George Hill
2016-Present: Joe Young


Isn’t Pacers Twitter fun?

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