December 15, 1983 |
Saint Vincent, West Indies
|Nationality||Vincentian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|High school||Evangel Christian Academy
|WNBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars|
|2006–2015||San Antonio Stars|
|2006–2007||Gambrinus Sika Brno|
|2012–2013||Beijing Great Wall|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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
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|
Against Homosexual Marriage
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.'
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. 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
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 26 Sep 2015.
- "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.
- Voepel, Mechelle (13 January 2014). "USA Basketball sets 33-player pool". ESPN.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
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