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Jackie Young's Bio

About Jackie Young

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @JackieYoung3
Instagram @j.young5

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 10, 2019 Drafted by the Las Vegas Aces in the first round (No. 1 overall) in the 2019 WNBA Draft

 

WNBA CAREER 

2019 (Las Vegas)

  • Became the second Notre Dame player to be drafted number one overall (Jewell Loyd)
  • Became the third junior to be drafter number one overall (Candace Parker, Tennessee, 2008; Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame, 2015)
  • Led the Aces in scoring on 1 occasion, and in assists 18 times.
  • Scored 10 or more points on 7 occasions, including a career-high 17 on 2 occasions—at Dallas on August 3, and vs. Atlanta on August 13.
  • Handed out a career-high 10 assists on 2 occasions—vs. Phoenix on August 20, and vs. Indiana on June 29.
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 1 occasion—vs. Phoenix on August 20
  • Recorded her first career double-double vs. Phoenix on August 20, handing out 10 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds. She narrowly missed a triple-double, scoring 8 points.
  • Averaged 8.3 points, and 4.9 assists, while connecting on 38.9 percent of her three-pointers, and 88.1 percent from the free throw line after the All-Star Break (14 regular season games).

 

JACKIE YOUNG IN THE NEWS

 

COLLEGE

Junior (Notre Dame, 2018-19)

  • Named AP and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named to AP All-American Third Team
  • Named Cheryl Miller Award Top 5 Finalist
  • Named ACC Tournament MVP after averaging 19.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game
  • Named to the All-ACC Second Team
  • Named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Team
  • Named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
  • Named espnW Player of the Week (November 27)
  • Named to the Wade Trophy Watch List
  • Ranked third in the nation among guards in field goal percentage
  • Was one of only four players in the nation to average more than 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists
  • Averaged 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists against ranked opponents
  • Recorded the seventh triple-double in Irish history at Tennessee on January 24, scoring 16 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and handing out 10 assists
  • Recorded the eighth triple-double in Irish history vs Virginia on March 3 when she scored 22 points grabbed 10 rebounds ad handed out 11 assists
  • Recorded 12 double-doubles on the season, setting the program record for a guard
  • Her 17 career double-doubles are tied for the program record for a guard (Lindsay Schrader)
  • Scored a season-high 28 points at DePaul on November 17
  • Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds on two occasions
  • Handed out a career-high 12 assists at Syracuse on February 25
  • Scored 10 or more points on 31 occasions, and 20 or more points 8 times

Sophomore (Notre Dame, 2017-18)

  • Named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List
  • Named All-ACC Honorable Mention
  • Named ACC Player of the Week on November 27
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring, and and 15th in the ACC
  • Recorded 10 games of 20-plus points
  • Posted five double-doubles, tying  for the fourth most by a guard in ND hparaisoistory
  • Her 551 points were the fifth most by a sophomore at Notre Dame
  • Named to the Naismith to the Trophy Watch List
  • Named All-ACC Honorable Mention
  • During the NCAA Tournament, averaged 16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists while making 47.9 percent of her shots from the field
  • Averaged the second most points among Final Four participants at 19.0 per game
  • Hit the game-tying jumper with 45 seconds remaining in the national championship vs Mississippi State, knotting the score up at 58-all. Also secured the steal with three seconds left that set-up Arike’s game-winning shot
  • Young’s 32 points vs UConn in the National Semifinal not only marked a career high, but also tied for the 7th most points in an NCAA Final Four game. It also tied for the fourth most by an Irish player in an NCAA Tournament game. Young tied her career high made field goals (10) and set a new career best in free-throws, going 10-for-11 from the stripe. Also secured her fifth double-double after reeling in 11 rebounds
  • Shot 92.3 percent from the free-throw line (12-13) during Final Four
  • Irish played 16 ranked opponents, and in those games Young averaged 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds
  • Had 28 double-digit scoring games 
  • Dished out a season-high eight assists at FSU on January 28, tying that mark at Virginia on February 15
  • Averaged 4.7 assists per game in ACC play which ranked fifth in the league
  • Ranked second on the team in assists, and 11th in the league
  • Was named the Gulf Coast Showcase MVP after averaging 19.3 ppg (team high) on 50.0 percent shooting, along with 7.7 rebounds per game
  • Only player in the ACC to rank in the top-15 in eight different statistical categories
  • Picked up a season-high 6 steals vs. Valparaiso on December 4

Freshman (Notre Dame, 2016-17)

  • Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon and Coaches)
  • Scored a season-high 20 points vs Valparaiso on December 4
  • Named ACC Rookie of the Week on December 5, following her break-through game versus Valparaiso
  • Named ACC Rookie of the Week on February 13, after scoring 16 points and seven rebounds in the team’s 85-66 win over Louisville, and handing out a season-high five assists without committing a turnover in Notre Dame’s 90-66 win over Georgia Tech
  • Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds  at Syracuse on February 19
  • Recorded 11 double-digit scoring efforts.

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2016-17 Notre Dame ACC 33 0 707 88 190 .463 11 29 .379 53 66 .803 66 86 152 47 27 9 48 77 240 7.3
2017-18 Notre Dame ACC 38 38 1308 212 408 .520 11 39 .282 116 147 .789 102 150 252 139 52 18 93 68 551 14.5
2018-19 Notre Dame ACC 38 37 1225 211 400 .528 14 31 .452 124 158 .785 102 179 281 192 49 16 73 55 560 14.7
Totals 109 75 3240 511 998 .512 36 99 .364 293 371 .790 270 415 685 378 128 43 214 200 1351 12.5

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2016 Naismith National Player of the Year
  • 2016 McDonald’s All-American
  • 2016 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2016 IBCA Senior Supreme All-State
  • 2016 IndyStar Miss Basketball
  • 2015 ICBA Underclass Supreme All-State
  • In four years at Princeton Community High School, the Tigers posted a 97-9 (.915) record with Young
  • Finished as the leading scorer (girls’ or boys’ basketball) in Indiana high school history with 3,268 points
  • Overall, Young averaged 30.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game, while shooting .583 from the field, .382 from beyond the arc and .858 from the free-throw line
  • Led Princeton to 53 consecutive wins and the 2015 Indiana Class 3A state championship, scoring 36 points in state title game, setting the record for most points in a Class 3A final, as well as the most points by one player in any Indiana girls’ basketball state title game since 1980
  • Led her team to a 27-1 record in her senior season, ranking third in the state and ninth in the nation in scoring with 34.9 ppg. Also averaged 9.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.8 steals
  • As a senior, shot 60.5 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three-point range, and 86.1 percent from the free throw line
  • As a senior, had 20 30-point games, 10 40-point games and a season-high 53 points on Nov. 20 vs. Gibson Southern
  • Set the Indiana high school girls’ basketball single-season scoring record as a junior, pouring in 1,003 points, becoming just the fifth player of either gender in state history to score 1,000 points in a season
  • Was ranked in the top-10 by nearly all major national recruiting services, including a No. 5 rank by Prospects Nation

 

PERSONAL

 

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