OKLAHOMA CITY - Wyandotte High School graduate Kurtis Young signed to play basketball at Mid-America Christian University for the 2008-2009 season.

As a point guard for the Bears, Young was named to the all-Lucky 7 Conference team and was a Lake O' The Cherokee all-star.

Young also excelled in the class room. He was a National Honor Society member, the senior class president and the class valedictorian.

I am excited about having a player of Kurtis' talent and ability joining our basketball program, head men's basketball coach Willie Holley said.

MACU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Young is the son of Kenny and Lynette Young of Wyandotte.