It's been interesting seeing the ups and downs of Jahmar Young's career at NMSU the past three years.
He proved that he could play at a national level against Michigan State, where he also handled himself well in front of national media and the Michigan papers relating to his comments about Spartans guard Kalin Lucas before the tournament, which were blown out of proportion to begin with. But he was his usual self before the game, engaging with reporters etc. After the game, his comments about the officiating aired on ESPN the next day so Young made a name for himself a little bit. Perhaps that led to his decision to enter the NBA Draft as a junior. I'm not sure. Haven't been able to speak with him.
I don't know what will happen regarding Sunday's arrest, but this is Young's second arrest in four years at NMSU. Say what you want about police overreacting, JY being misunderstood. The fact remains that there are two arrests that were both very public for the university in nature.
Earlier in the day, Young and Jacoby Patton were each taking part in Saturday's Walk M.S. 2010 with other Aggies players.
I would like to see NMSU discipline Young in some form or fashion prior to any decision in the courts. I doubt that will happen, but at some point, the university and the men's basketball program has to pick an image and protect it. You can only back your student athletes to a certain point, right? Everyone makes mistakes, but how many mistakes are Aggies fans willing to put up with for the sake of wins?