|Intro||American basketball player|
|A.K.A.||Sophia Yvonne Ashley Young|
|Is|| Athlete |
|From|| United States of America |
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Birth||15 December 1983, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
Sophia Yvonne Ashley Young (born December 15, 1983) is a retired Vincentian/American professional women’s basketball player with the San Antonio Stars in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
High school years
Born in Saint Vincent, West Indies, Young attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.
Young was an All-American at Baylor University and helped lead the team, nicknamed the Lady Bears, to their first National Championship during the 2005 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament, defeating Michigan State University. She is one of only four women in NCAA history to score 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds, collect 300 steals, as well as dish out 300 assists.
- Big 12 10th Anniversary Team (only active player named to the five person squad)
- Big 12 Player of the Year
- Kodak All-American (second straight year)
- AP All-American (first team)
- USBWA All-American (second straight year)
- All-Tournament team Albuquerque Regional
- Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team (third straight year)
- Wooden Award Finalist
- Wade Trophy Finalist
- Naismith Trophy Watch List
- All-Big 12 first team (third straight year)
- All-Big 12 Defensive team
- Bayer Senior CLASS Award Finalist
- Big 12 Player of the Week (three-time)
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Young was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. During her nine-year career, all with the Stars, she was named to the Western Conference WNBA All-Star team three times.
Young was one of 21 finalists for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster for the 2010-2012 cycle. The 20 professional women’s basketball players, plus one collegiate player (Brittney Griner), were selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee to compete for the final roster which will represent the US at the 2012 Olympics in London. Young was named to the National team training pool again for the 2014-2016 cycle on 13 January 2014.
WNBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||°||League leader|
|Career||9 years, 1 team||301||282||30.8||.468||.223||.718||6.0||1.8||1.6||0.4||1.61||14.3|
|Career||7 years, 1 team||26||24||34.1||.486||.333||.734||6.5||1.8||1.5||0.4||1.88||17.5|
Awards and achievements
- 2008–2009 FIBA Eurocup Winner with Galatasaray
- 2009 WNBA All-Star Selection