Sophia Young

Position: Forward
Height: 6'1" / 185 cms.
Weight: 165 lbs. / 75 kgs.
WNBA Team: San Antonio Silver Stars
School: Baylor University ‘06
Twitter: @sophiayoung33

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team finalist.
  • Named to the 2012 USA National Team on Jan. 4, 2012.
  • Made her USA Basketball debut in the USA National Team’s 2011 Europen tour and helped the U.S. finish with a 3-2 record.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 4 by the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2006.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2008.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2007, 2009, 2012.
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2008.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2012.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2006.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2006, 2007, 2009 (also competed for the WNBA team in the WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun game that was conducted in place of the 2010 All-Star Game)
    EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2010.
  • All-WCBA (China) first team: 2013.
  • WBCA All-Imports Team: 2013.
  • Tore her right ACL in January and was sidelined for the 2013 season.
  • Competed five seasons in Europe and one in China. Spent 2006-07 with Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic); the next three seasons for Galatasaray (Turkey), where she helped guide Gala win the 2009 EuroCup; and for Cras Basket Taranto (Italy) in 2010-11; before playing 2012-13 for Beijing Great Wall (China).

College Notes

  • During her four years Baylor compiled a 109-30 (.784) record, won the 2005 Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament titles, advanced to the 2003 WNIT Finals, reached the 2004 and 2006 NCAA Sweet Sixteens and captured the 2005 NCAA crown.
  • National Player of the Year finalist: Honda Award for women’s basketball, Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award (2006).
  • Kodak/WBCA and USBWA All-American (2005, 2006).
  • Associated Press All-America first team (2006).
  • Big 12 Player of the Year (2006), Big 12 All-Defensive team (2006).
  • One of only four players who have tallied 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 steals and 300 assists in their NCAA Division I careers. (Tamika Catchings, Chamique Holdsclaw, Cheryl Miller).

Personal Notes

  • Born Sophia Yvonne Young on Dec. 15, 1983 in Kingston, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Sept. 2, 2011.
  • Daughter of Denniston Young of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Annie Christopher of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Graduated from Baylor in 2006 with her teaching credential and earned her master's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
  • Nickname is "So."
  • Moved to the U.S. as an exchange student at age 15.
  • As an exchange student at Evangel Academy (La.), started playing basketball and was a three-year standout for the Eagles.
  • Named 2002 all-state and District 1-5A MVP.
  • Was a member of her school's Honor Society and student council.
USA Basketball Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 WNT
5/5
16- 30
.533
0- 1
.000
11- 16
.688
32/ 6.4
43/ 8.6
7
0
9

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
DNP -- Injured
2012
33/ 33
212- 407
.521
0- 3
.000
113- 160
.706
238/ 7.2
537/ 16.3
69
13
74
2011
33/ 33
171- 399
.429
0- 6
.000
93- 157
.592
212/ 6.4
435/ 13.2
76
16
67
2010
34/ 34
216- 431
.501
10- 38
.263
79- 120
.658
178/ 5.2
521/ 15.3
81
9
54
2009
33/ 33
219- 482
.454
17- 55
.309
145- 189
.767
215/ 6.5
600/ 18.2
54
16
44
2008
33/ 33
207- 433
.478
0- 3
.000
162- 206
.786
186/ 5.6
576/ 17.5
75
17
53
2007
33/ 32
214- 448
.478
0- 5
.000
125- 167
.749
193/ 5.8
553/ 16.8
51
12
49
2006
34/ 34
154- 370
.416
0- 4
.000
100- 137
.730
257/ 7.6
408/ 12.0
50
13
57
Totals
233/232
1393-2970
.469
27-114
.237
817-1136
.719
1479/ 6.3
3630/ 15.6
456
96
398

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2006
33/ 33
301- 551
.546
0- 1
.000
134- 190
.705
329/ 10.0
736/ 22.3
70
33
71
2005
36/ 36
266- 506
.526
0- 0
.---
129- 183
.705
334/ 9.3
661/ 18.4
103
26
70
2004
35/ 35
249- 449
.555
0- 1
.000
88- 145
.607
302/ 8.6
587/ 16.7
75
29
87
2003
35/ 22
218- 387
.563
0- 0
.---
61- 113
.540
351/ 10.0
497/ 14.2
55
43
87
Totals
139/126
876-1628
.546
0- 2
.000
412- 631
.653
1316/ 9.5
2480/ 17.8
303
131
315