Sophia Young

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Sophia Young
No. 33 – San Antonio Stars
Position Forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1983-12-15) December 15, 1983 (age 31)
Saint Vincent, West Indies
Nationality Vincentian / American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Evangel Christian Academy
(Shreveport, Louisiana)
College Baylor (2002–2006)
WNBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–present San Antonio Stars
2006–2007 Gambrinus Sika Brno
2007–2010 Galatasaray
2010–2011 Cras Taranto
2012–2013 Beijing Great Wall
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Sophia Yvonne Ashley Young (born December 15, 1983) is a Vincentian/American professional women's basketball player with the San Antonio Stars in the WNBA.

High school years[edit]

Born in Saint Vincent, West Indies, Young attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.

College years[edit]

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)

WNBA career[edit]

Young was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars. As a rookie, she was named to the Western Conference WNBA All-Star team.

Against Homosexual Marriage[edit]

Sophia Young took to Twitter on August 28, 2013 to express her views against LGBT equality. Young descended upon San Antonio City Hall in Texas to pray for the defeat of proposed LGBT additions to the city's anti-discrimination bill. The proposal would add 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' to the city's existing nondiscrimination ordinance. Young tweeted a photo of herself holding a 'Vote No' sign but seemed to think she was protesting against same-sex marriage because her Twitter message read: 'Should San Antonio be a city that allows same sex marriage?? I vote NO.'A later tweet stated: 'My vote is still No... San Antonio should not allows Same sex marriages.'

USA Basketball[edit]

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 payers, 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 USA at the 2012 Olympics in London.[1] Young was named to the National team training pool again for the 2014-2016 cycle on 13 January 2014.[2]

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Twenty-One Finalists In The Mix For Final 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster". USA Basketball. February 13, 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (13 January 2014). "USA Basketball sets 33-player pool". ESPN.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Galatasaray Win EuroCup Women After OT Thriller

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