UCF Fastbreak - Nov. 10

Nov. 10, 2009

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - When UCF opens the regular season this Friday against visiting Massachusetts, head coach Kirk Speraw's Knights will take the floor as the second-youngest team in the country. UCF's roster features just three upperclassmen and 13 underclassmen.

Only one team in the nation - Harvard with 14 - has more underclassmen than UCF. Toledo is tied for second with the Knights.

UCF has one senior, two juniors, five sophomores, two redshirt freshmen and six true freshmen. The Knights are one of 18 teams nationally with at least 10 underclassmen.

UCF is one of seven teams with three or fewer underclassmen. Saint Louis is tops on the list, with just one upperclassman. Senior guard Drew Speraw (Oviedo, Fla.), junior forward A.J. Tyler (Palm Harbor, Fla.) and junior guard Taylor Young (Orlando, Fla.) enter the year as UCF's lone upperclassmen.

Tip-off for Friday's game versus Massachusetts is set for 7 p.m. at the UCF Arena. Season tickets, which begin at just $79, are still available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com.

To order your season tickets today, call (407) UCF-1000 or visit UCFAthletics.com. For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: Sophomore guard A.J. Rompza (Chicago, Ill.) has earned a spot on the media's All-Conference USA Third Team. Beat writers and radio announcers from each league school handled the voting... On Friday, UCF fans are encouraged to wear black to the arena to support the Knights as part of the Homecoming Armored in Black theme.

The Nation's Youngest Teams by Underclassmen
1. Harvard 14
2. Toledo 13
UCF 13
4. Florida Atlantic 12
5. American 11
Denver 11
George Mason 11
Liberty 11
Saint Louis 11
10. Baylor 10
Colgate 10
Duquesne 10
Kansas 10
Long Island 10
Loyola (Ill.) 10
Valparaiso 10
Western Michigan 10
Wyoming 10