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Zoe Young

As of June 1, 2016

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 USA U17 World Championship on May 30, 2016.
  • Took part in trials for the 2015 USA U16 National Team.

High School Notes

  • Has played one varsity season at Valley High School (West Des Moines, Iowa).
  • Lists single-game highs of 26 points (vs. East H.S.), 14 rebounds (vs. Lincoln H.S.) and 13 assists (vs. Lincoln H.S.) all in 2015-16.
  • Has started in all 21 career games and lists career totals of 232 points, 124 rebounds, 107 assists and 23 blocked shots.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started in all 21 games and averaged 12.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 5.apg. 3.0 spg. and 2.0 bpg. to help her team to a 16-5 record.
  • Plays in the summer for North Tartan (Minn.).

Personal Notes

  • Tweets from @zoe_young03 and can be found on Instagram at @zoeyoung03 and on Snapchat at @Zy3.
  • Born in Omaha, Nebraska, now resides in Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Daughter of Helena Young and Edward Young.
  • Has two brothers, Heath (10) and Kiki (9), and two sisters Cheryl (19) and Alexis (18).
  • Mother Helena Young ran track at Iowa State.

The Scoop

  • Is right handed and wears No. 3, because that is her parents’ favorite number.
  • First played basketball when her parents made her quit ice skating.
  • Enjoys singing, dancing, reading and writing.
  • Washington, D.C., is the most interesting place she has visited.
  • Favorite movies: When the Game Stands Tall and Love & Basketball.
  • Favorite Snapchat: DJKhaled305.
  • Favorite player: Paul George, because he is good offensively and defensively, plus, “We were married.”
  • Favorite Olympian: Diana Taurasi, because she is such a good point guard.
  • Favorite class: biology.
  • Most played song: “6 Inch” by Beyonce. 
  • Favorite pregame meal: Jimmy John’s.
  • Draws inspiration from: her love for the game.
  • Biggest accomplishment: making it as a finalist for the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team.
  • Ultimate achievements would be: making the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team and playing professional basketball.
  • Has never traveled outside of the United States.

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