Sophia Young - Biography
• Silver Stars All-Decade Team
• WNBA All-Star (2006, 2007, 2009)
• WNBA Stars at the Sun Showcase (2010)
• All-WNBA Second Team (2007, 2009, 2012)
• All-WNBA First Team (2008)
• WNBA All-Defensive Team (2008, 2012)
• WNBA All-Rookie Team (2006)
• Western Conference Player of the Week (5/27/08, 7/2/12)
San Antonio Silver Stars
2013: Sidelined due to an ACL tear in her right knee suffered while playing for China’s Beijing Great Wall during the 2012-13 off season.2012: Earned All-WNBA Second Team honors ... Garnered WNBA All-Defensive second team honors ... Named to the Silver Stars All-Decade Team ... Started all 33 games in which she played ... Averaged 16.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.24 steals and 2.1 assists per game ... Ranked third in the WNBA in steals per game, sixth in efficiency (19.2), and 10th in rebounding average ... Led the team in scoring, rebounding and steals per game ... Notched 26 double-digit scoring performances and seven double-figure rebounding games ... Had six double-doubles on the season ... Led San Antonio in scoring 11 times, rebounding 14 times and steals on 18 occasions ... Notched 16-consecutive double-digit scoring performances from June 1 through Aug. 17 ... Had nine-consecutive double-digit scoring games from Aug. 25 through Sept. 19 ... Led the team with a double-double (20 points, 13 rebounds) in the season opener at Tulsa on May 19 ... Led the team with 11 rebounds and three steals at Connecticut on May 25 ... Matched a career-high with five steals against Phoenix on June 1 ... Led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds at Atlanta on June 8 ... One of five double-digit scorers against Seattle on June 9 ... Led the team with 20 points at Los Angeles on June 24 ... Led the team with 23 points against Los Angeles on June 28 ... Notched her third double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Minnesota on July 1 ... Named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 25 ... Notched her 11th-consecutive double-digit scoring performance at Indiana on July 5 ... Led the team with 16 points at Chicago on July 11 ... Led the team with 20 points and four steals at Tulsa on Aug. 17 ... Led the team with three steals at Phoenix on Aug. 19 ... Led the team with 19 points and six rebounds at Minnesota on Aug. 28 ... Notched her fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Connecticut on Aug. 30 ... Posted a career-high 32 points at Phoenix on Sept. 1 ... One of five players in double-figures against Indiana on Sept. 7 ... Led the team with 20 points, eight rebounds and two steals against Minnesota on Sept. 9 ... Ranked second on the team with 16 points at Tulsa on Sept. 12 ... Led the team with nine rebounds and ranked second with 19 points against Seattle on Sept. 14 ... Matched season-highs with five steals and 10 defensive rebounds against New York on Sept. 18 ... Led the team with 11 rebounds and four steals at Seattle on Sept. 21 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles ... Averaged a team-best 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game through the two playoff games ... Ranked fourth on the team with 12 points in Game 1 at Los Angeles on Sept. 27 ... Led the team with 28 points and four steals while adding six rebounds in Game 2 against Los Angeles on Sept. 29.
2011: Scored her 3,000th career point on Aug. 23, becoming the first person to accomplish the feat in a San Antonio uniform … Started all 33 games in which she played … Averaged 13.2 points with 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.03 steals per game … Ranked third in the WNBA in total steals (67) and steals per turnover (1.3) and fourth in steals per game (2.0) … Led the team in rebounds and steals per game while ranking second in scoring average … Notched 22 double-digit scoring performances and three double-doubles on the season … Led the Silver Stars in scoring nine times and rebounding on a team-high 18 occasions … Led the team with 20 points and a team-best tying four rebounds in the season opener against Tulsa on June 4 … Notched her second-consecutive double-figure scoring game at Tulsa on June 10 … Matched her career-high with three blocks against Atlanta on June 11 … Led the team with a season-best 26 points, including 20 in the first half to lead the team to a 101-99 come-from-behind victory at Phoenix on June 17 … Missed the June 21 game against Phoenix due to illness … Notched 12 points and five rebounds in her return from illness against Los Angeles on June 24 … Recorded a season-best four offensive rebounds at Atlanta on June 26 … Led San Antonio with 19 points and nine rebounds at Chicago on June 28 … Tallied her eight-straight double-digit scoring game at New York on July 1 … Led San Antonio with six assists and eight rebounds versus New York on July 8 … Notched the first double-double of the season with a team-best 22 points and 11 rebounds – including her 750th career defensive board – against Los Angeles on July 12 … Recorded her second double-double of the season with 18 points and a team-best 10 rebounds at Los Angeles on July 18 … Led the team with 12 points at Seattle on July 21 … Matched a career-high with five steals at Seattle on Aug. 2 … Notched her third double-double with a team-best 18 points and 13 rebounds at Minnesota on Aug. 4 … Led San Antonio with 20 points against Tulsa on Aug. 6, notching her 6,000th career minute played to become the franchise’s all-time leader … Second on the team with 13 points at Indiana on Aug. 9 … Led the team with eight rebounds and a career-high tying give assists at Connecticut on Aug. 11 … Led the team with six rebounds and four steals versus Chicago on Aug. 14 … Recorded a career-high tying 12 defensive rebounds against Indiana on Aug. 16 … Notched a team-high tying eight rebounds at Phoenix on Aug. 20 … Scored her 3,000th career point at Seattle on Aug. 23, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat in a Silver Stars uniform … Playoffs: Started all three Western Conference semifinal games against Minnesota … Averaged a team-best 16.7 points per game with 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.33 steals and 0.67 blocks.
2010: Started all 34 games for San Antonio … Led the team with 15.3 points per game, shooting 50.1 percent from the floor, and 54 steals … Ranked 15th in the WNBA with 15.3 points per game … Ranked second on the team with 176 rebounds … Voted to the 2010 WNBA All-Star Team, marking her fourth career all-star selection … Led the team in scoring on 11 occasions and rebounding nine times … Notched a career-high tying eight assists at Tulsa on May 20 … Recorded a season-best 11 free throws at Phoenix on June 18 … Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, including a season-standard seven offensive boards, versus Tulsa on July 16 … Tallied a season-best 11 field goals against Phoenix on Aug. 3 … Playoffs: Started both playoff games … Led the team with 9.0 rebounds per game while ranking second with 15.5 points per contest … Led the team in rebounding in both playoff contests.
2009: Started all 33 games for San Antonio …Averaged a career-best 18.2 points per game to go with 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 33.7 minutes per game…Ranked fifth in the WNBA with 18.2 points per game during the regular season …Tied for 12th in the WNBA with her 6.5 rebounding average…Became the third player from the 2006 draft class to score 2,000 points on Aug. 21 (Seimone Augustus, 2,230; Cappie Pondexter, 2,483)…Recorded three double-doubles …Scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on opening night in Phoenix…Notched 17 points and collected 10 rebounds at home against Sacramento on June 26…Scored a career-high 29 points to go with 11 rebounds in Sacramento on July 30…Set a new career-high with 31 points on 10-of-17 shooting at home against Los Angeles on Aug. 21…Tied her career-high with 31 points and added six rebounds against Detroit on Aug. 29…Playoffs: Played in three games … Averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
2008: Named to the All-WNBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team … Finished fourth in league MVP voting and claimed her first Western Conference Player of the Week honor… Started 33 regular season games and every playoff game… Averaged 17.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game… Scored 20-plus points 15 times, including three double-doubles… Scored a season-best 27 points against Detroit on July 1… Recorded her first double-double of the season against Sacramento on July 3 with 20 points and 12 rebounds… Tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds against Atlanta on July 11 along with four assists and three steals… Had 22 points and 10 rebounds at Connecticut on Sept. 7… Chipped in 17 regular-season blocks to go with 53 steals…Playoffs: Started all nine playoff games … Averaged 17.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game… Had three 20-plus point performances during the playoffs … Scored 27 points against Sacramento on Sept. 22 … Tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds against Los Angeles in game two of the Western Conference Finals, hitting the game-winning buzzer-beater to force game three… Scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to go with four assists, a steal and a block in game one of the WNBA Finals against Detroit.
2007: Earned All-WNBA Second Team honors … Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team … Recorded 30 double-figure scoring games, including 10 with 20-plus points… Had a streak of 20 consecutive double-figure scoring games to finish the regular season…Led the team in rebounds (5.82) and steals (1.48) per game … Ranked second in scoring with 16.8 points per game … Ranked among the top 10 in the WNBA in points per game (10th, 16.8), minutes per game (7th, 33.5), minutes played (8th, 1106), field goals made (5th, 214), field goal attempts (10th, 448), free throws (10th, 448), free throw attempts (6th, 167), offensive rebounds (9th, 72), points (8th, 553), total efficiency points (10th, 521) and efficiency ranking (9th, 15.79) … Ranked in the top 20 in more than 50 regular season and postseason statistical categories league wide … Playoffs: Started all five playoff games … Averaged 20.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game … Scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 102-100 loss to Phoenix to start the Western Conference Finals.
2006: One of a record four rookies named to the 2006 WNBA All-Star Team … Unanimous WNBA All-Rookie team selection … Started all 34 games as a rookie … Led the team in scoring (12.0), rebounds per game (7.6) and minutes played (1,055) … Ranked among the top 20 WNBA leaders in four categories and among the top 10 rookies in eight categories … Led all rookies in rebounds (7.6) and steals per game (1.68) … Ranked fourth among rookies in scoring (12.0), third in minutes per game (31.3), fifth in blocks per game (.38) and sixth in field-goal percentage (41.6) … Shot 10-for-10 from the charity stripe and 5-for-13 from the field for 20 points at Washington on Aug. 8 … Had a season-best 23 points with five rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block at Minnesota on Aug. 6 … Went 7-for -11 from the field for 16 points with seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals versus Houston on July 7 … Led the team in scoring on seven occasions, in rebounds 17 times, in assists four time, in blocks nine times and in steals on 14 occasions … Scored in double-figures 21 times, notched 20-plus points twice and had seven double-doubles on the season.
2012-13: Played for China's Beijing Great Wall ... Finished the regular-season with 20 double-digit scoring performances and 13 double-doubles ... Averaged a double-double with 19.5 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per contest ... Named to the All-WCBA First Team and the All-Imports Team by Asia-Basket.com.
2010-11: Played with Cras Taranto in Italy … Guided the team to the Italian League A1 Finals and EuroLeague quarterfinals … Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 First Team and the Italian A1 All-Imports Team … Averaged 12.3 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals through 24 Italian League games … Averaged 12.9 points per game with 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 steals through seven EuroLeague games.
2009-10: Played with Galatasaray in Turkey … Led the team to the Turkish Cup title … Selected to play in the EuroLeague All-Star Game … Named All-EuroLeague Honorable Mention by Eurobasket.com … Earned Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBBL honorable mention honors … Averaged 15.7 points per game with 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals through 22 Turkish League games … Averaged 17.3 points per game with 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game through 12 EuroLeague games.
2008-09: Played with Galatasaray in Turkey … Led the team to the EuroCup title and Turkish TBBL semifinals … Averaged 13.1 points per game with 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.9 steals through 16 Turkish League games … Averaged 14.5 points per game with 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals through eight EuroCup games.
2007-08: Played with Galatasaray in Turkey … Led the team to the EuroCup and Turkish Cup semifinals … Finished as Turkish TBBL regular season runner-up … Earned All-Turkish TBBL Import Player of the Year honors from Eurobasket.com … Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBBL second team selection … Earned Eurobasket.com Turkish TBBL All-Imports and All-Defensive team accolades … Averaged 15.1 points per game with 7.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals through 27 Turkish League games … Averaged 17.8 points per game with 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals through 14 EuroCup games.
2006-07: Played with Grambrinus Sika Brno in the Czech Republic until February … Averaged 17.1 points per game with 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists through 12 Czech League games … Averaged 11.2 points per game with 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.1 steals through nine EuroLeague contests.
2011: Invited to join the US Women’s Senior National Team on its European Tour … Averaged 8.0 points per game with 7.3 rebounds through seven games.
• NCAA Championship (2005)
• NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2005)
• Kodak First Team All-America Team (2005, 2006)
• Associated Press First Team All-America (2006)
• Associated Press Second Team All-America (2005)
• USBWA First Team All-America Team (2005, 2006)
• Big 12 10th Anniversary Team (2006)
• Big 12 Player of the Year (2006)
• Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (2004, 2005, 2006)
• Big 12 Championship MVP (2005)
• All-Big 12 Defensive Team (2006)
• All-Big 12 First Team (2004, 2005, 2006)
• All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2003)
Senior (2005-06): Garnered First Team All-America honors from the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association of America and Kodak … The only active player named to the Big 12’s 10th Anniversary Team … Became the fourth player in NCAA history to post career totals of 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals, joining USC’s Cheryl Miller and Tennessee’s Chamique Holdsclaw and Tamika Catchings … Finished her career having made 120 consecutive starts while playing in every game of her collegiate career (139) … Graduated as the Big 12’s all-time leader in points (2,480), rebounds (1,316) and double-doubles (61) … Was the second active career scoring leader in NCAA Division I … Notched 130 career double-figure scoring games to rank second on the NCAA’s all-time list behind LSU’s Seimone Augustus’ 132 … Became the Big 12’s career scoring leader in Baylor’s conference tournament quarterfinal win against Kansas state with a 35-point, 12-rebound effort … Averaged 26.3 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in her last eight collegiate starts with five double-doubles … Ranked second nationally in scoring average (22.3) … Ranked second in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds per game (6.91) and steals per game (2.15) … Scored in double figures in every game during her senior season and 79-consecutive career contests dating back to her sophomore season … Set a Big 12 record with her 55th career double-double at Oklahoma … Surpassed the 1,000 career rebounding mark with 14 boards against Georgia … Surpassed the 2,000-point plateau during the first half against Texas … Baylor was 41-9 all-time when she scored 20 or more points, including 18-3 during her senior season … Averaged 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game with five double-doubles in 10 games against ranked opponents.
Junior (2004-05): Earned first team All-America honors from both Kodak and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association of America … Garnered second team Associated Press All-America honors … First team All-Big 12 performer … Earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors after notching 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists against Michigan State in the title game … Averaged 23.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to lead Baylor to its first NCAA championship … Led Baylor to the 2005 Big 12 Tournament title … Earned Big 12 Tournament MVP honors after averaging 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists through three games … Had 17 double-doubles on the season – ranking fourth in school history – and scored in double-figures in every game … Had 14 games with more than 20 points … Led the team in rebounding 21 times, scoring 21 times and both categories on 16 occasions … Recorded 17 double-digit rebounding performances … Averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds with nine double-doubles in 13 games against ranked opponents.
Sophomore (2003-04): Led the team in scoring (16.7), rebounding (8.6), steals (87) and field goal percentage (55.5) … Ranked second in the Big 12 in rebounding and steals, fourth in field goal percentage and sixth in scoring … Scored a then-career-high 30 points against No. 2 Texas in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament … Led the team in scoring and rebounding in 21 games and scoring on 15 occasions … Had 20 or more points in nine games during the season … Reached the 1,000 point plateau in 67 games.
Freshman (2002-03): Garnered All-Big 12 honorable mention selection … Earned second team Freshman All-American recognition by WomensCollegeHoops.com … Set a Baylor and Big 12 record for most rebounds in a game with 25 against Auburn in the championship game of the WNIT … Became the first freshman in the history of the Big 12 to lead the league in rebounding … Was the only player in the Big 12 to average a double-double (14.2 points, 10.0 rebounds) … Led the Big 12 in rebounding and ranked fourth in steals … Led all Big 12 freshman in scoring, rebounding and steals and ranked second in blocked shots … Played in every game with 22 starts … Averaged 14.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.49 steals and 1.23 blocks per game … Notched 28 double-figure scoring games, 17 double-figure rebounding games and 17 double-doubles.
Evangel Academy: Played for coaches Dave Wilkins and Amanda Wilson at Evangel Academy in Shreveport, La. … Enrolled in Evangel Academy as an exchange student from St. Vincent, The Grenadines, West Indies … Averaged 26 points and 15.3 rebounds per game as a senior … Earned all-state and District 1-5A MVP recognition … All-city honoree … Selected to play in the Louisiana All-Star game … Set a school record with 48 points against Rustin High School.
Sophia Yvonne Young … Born on December 15, 1983 ... Daughter of Denniston Young of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Annie Christopher of St. Vincent and The Grenadines … Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen on Sept. 2, 2011 ... Graduated from Baylor in 2006 with her teaching credential ... Earned her Master's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2011.
Selected by San Antonio in the first round (4th overall) of the 2006 WNBA Draft.