My Story

Josh Young is a 35-year-old former professional basketball player, author, impact developer and business owner. Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Rick and LaSonya Young, he is one of six children. At the age of 9, his family moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where he discovered his love for sports and began to pursue his athletic ability. The pursuit of his talents afforded him a full ride scholarship to play basketball at Drake University. After a successful four years which included a trip to the NCAA tournament, bachelor’s in business management and marketing, as well as leaving the university as the program’s all-time leading scorer, Young made the jump to the pros. After being drafted into the NBA G League by the Austin Spurs, he eventually found himself playing on the European circuit where he has spent 12 seasons, competing in numerous countries across the European continent.  In 2021, Young founded his first business, Competition of One. Competition of One encourages individuals that the ability to compete is best maximized when its focused within. Young is also a highly sought-after speaker and has spoken to numerous groups from schools to sports teams to businesses across the country and Europe.