Young recalls college hoops days vs. Kansas

Princeton team 'in awe' of Allen Fieldhouse

Young recalls college hoops days vs. Kansas

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The newest Royal, 6-foot-10 right-hander Chris Young, also was a terrific basketball player at Princeton.

In fact, Young recalled the day back in December 1999 when he and his teammates ventured to legendary Allen Fieldhouse to face the Kansas Jayhawks.

Young scored 20 points that day, but KU won easily 82-67.

"I knew we were beat in warmups," Young said. "All of our guys were just standing out on the court looking around in awe of the place."

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.