Toni Young Q&A
Leading up to the April 15 draft, WNBA.com will be posting Q&As with the draft invitees so they can introduce themselves to WNBA fans.
One of the most raw talents in the draft, Young did not start playing basketball until her second year of high school. Nevertheless, she had a prolific career at Oklahoma State and she averaged a double-double this past season with 16.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Check out Toni's prospect profile.
What three words best describe your game?
Explosive, quick, unpredictable
What strengths, qualities or skills will be able to bring to a WNBA team?
Rebounding, dependability and youth
What do you expect to be some of the biggest challenges or adjustments at the next level?
Adjusting to a new team and learning a new system.
What specific skills do you need to work on in order to succeed at this level?
Just expanding my game all around.
When were you introduced to the game of basketball?
Sophomore year in high school
When did you know you wanted to be a professional basketball player? And, given that dream, when did you realize that you had a legitimate shot of doing so?
My senior year is when I really knew I wanted to play pro, but this year is when I realized I had a shot
What do you think it will feel like when your name first gets called and who will you share the moment with?
Excitement and joy. I'll share it with my best friend my older brother.
Once you get settled in a new team, do you have any first-year goals in mind?
Making a name for myself. I have always been the underdog and if I got a chance, I wouldn't let them down.
Are there any current WNBA players that you model your game after?
I love Seimone Augustus game even though we are two different positions.
What WNBA players are you most looking forward to playing against or meeting?
Iím excited to play Maya Moore and Tina Charles.
What is your best on-court moment?
Beating OU in my last Bedlam game on our home court.
Tell your new fans something that most people do not know about you?
Hmmm I love Sponge Bob haha.
How would you describe yourself? (i.e. outgoing, shy, silly, generous, life of the party)
A bit shy at first, but goofy, family oriented and outgoing
Whatís your favorite movie? What type of music do you listen to? Any particular artists that you listen to prior to a game?
My favorite movie is Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I listen to Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz or Rick Ross before games and I listen to a variety of music.
Do you use social media? If so, what platform? And, would you like to share your information with your new fans?
I have twitter (@4evayoung15) and Instagram.