Amari

Young

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#23

Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: North Augusta, S.C.
High School: North Augusta
Major: Exercise Science

Bio

2018-19 (FR): Had a standout freshman campaign, averaging 8.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals ... Played in all 32 games, making three starts at forward ... Upped her scoring average to 9.7 points in league play ... Recorded 13 double-figure scoring games, including a season-high 17 three times against Charlotte, LA Tech and UTEP ... Notched four double-doubles, which tied with Ajah Wayne for the team lead ... Had three consecutive double-doubles in March against Marshall, Longwood and FAU ... Shot 48.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range ... Had seven games with 10+ rebounds ... Had seven games with 3+ steals ... Scored 11 points in her collegiate debut at Campbell ... Named the C-USA Freshman of the Week on March 10 after averaging 11.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5 steals in two games.

PREP: The 2017-18 Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year ... Averaged 16.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 6.0 steals per game and helped lead her team to its second consecutive state title ... Concluded her prep career with 2,067 points ... A three-time All-State selection ... Also earned Player of the Year honors in 2017-18 from several additional publications including the Aiken Standard, the Augusta Chronicle, the High School Sports Report and the Augusta Sports Council ... Also volunteered locally with the Girl Scouts of America and with the Jenkins Memorial CME Church’s Christian Youth Fellowship.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Al and Lloydette Young ... Chose ODU for its campus and family atmosphere ... Her grandfather played for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Enjoys R&B and rap music, especially J. Cole, Beyonce and Alicia Keys ... Favorite food is Japanese food ... Also played soccer and ran track in high school.

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