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Sophia Young – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroAmerican basketball player
A.K.A.Sophia Yvonne Ashley Young
Is Athlete 
Basketball player 
From United States of America 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
Type Sports 
Genderfemale
Birth 15 December 1983, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Age:36 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Stats
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 75 kg

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.

College career

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)

College statistics

Source

  GPGames 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
YearTeamGPPointsFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2002–03Baylor35497 56.354.0 10.01.62.5 1.214.2
2003–04Baylor 3558655.560.78.62.12.50.816.7
2004–05Baylor  3666152.6 70.59.3 2.91.90.718.4
2005–06Baylor 33 73654.6 70.5 10.02.12.21.0 22.3
CareerBaylor 139248054.60.065.39.52.22.30.917.8

WNBA career

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.

USA Basketball

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

Legend
  GPGames 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

Regular season

YearTeam GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2006San Antonio343431.1.416.000.7307.61.51.70.41.3212.0
2007San Antonio333333.5.478.000.7495.81.51.50.41.8516.8
2008San Antonio333331.9.478.000.7865.62.31.60.51.7317.5
2009San Antonio333333.7.454.309.7676.51.61.30.51.88 18.2
2010San Antonio343431.8.501.263.6585.22.41.60.32.0615.3
2011San Antonio333331.6.429.000.5926.42.32.00.51.5513.2
2012San Antonio333331.8.521.000.7067.22.12.20.41.7016.3
2014San Antonio342024.3.469.000.6584.61.51.10.20.768.2
2015San Antonio342927.4.458.000.7385.01.41.20.31.6211.5
Career9 years, 1 team30128230.8.468.223.7186.01.81.60.41.6114.3

Postseason

YearTeam GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2007San Antonio5534.4.507.000.8449.01.60.80.41.60 20.2
2008San Antonio9936.1.456.000.7505.91.71.60.12.1117.7
2009San Antonio3332.0.458.500.6845.32.02.00.71.6719.3
2010San Antonio2233.0.406.000.5569.02.51.00.53.5015.5
2011San Antonio3334.0.633.000.6675.73.01.30.61.3316.7
2012San Antonio2235.5.533.000.8895.00.52.50.62.0020.0
2014San Antonio2027.0.500.000.4295.01.51.00.51.008.5
Career7 years, 1 team262434.1.486.333.7346.51.81.50.41.8817.5

Awards and achievements

  • 2008–2009 FIBA Eurocup Winner with Galatasaray
  • 2009 WNBA All-Star Selection