Sophia Young

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Sophia Young
Personal information
Born (1983-12-15) December 15, 1983 (age 33)
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
Playing career 2006–2015
Position Small forward
Career history
20062015 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
Stats at

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[edit]

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

College career[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)

College statistics[edit]


  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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Baylor 35 497 56.3 - 54.0 10.0 1.6 2.5 1.2 14.2
2003–04 Baylor  35 586 55.5 - 60.7 8.6 2.1 2.5 0.8 16.7
2004–05 Baylor  36 661 52.6 - 70.5 9.3 2.9 1.9 0.7 18.4
2005–06 Baylor  33 736 54.6 - 70.5 10.0 2.1 2.2 1.0 22.3
Career Baylor  139 2480 54.6 0.0 65.3 9.5 2.2 2.3 0.9 17.8

WNBA career[edit]

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[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.[2] Young was named to the National team training pool again for the 2014-2016 cycle on 13 January 2014.[3]

WNBA career statistics[edit]

  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]


Awards and achievements[edit]


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 26 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (13 January 2014). "USA Basketball sets 33-player pool". Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Galatasaray Win EuroCup Women After OT Thriller

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