UW Health Sports Medicine 

Avyanna Young
Avyanna  Young

RS Junior

Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Rufus King

Last College:



2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats

Honors: Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, Feb. 3, 2014

2013-14: Started 29 of 30 games, averaging 30.6 minutes per game ... ranked third on the team and 16th in the Horizon League with 13.3 points per game ... scored in double figures in 21 games, including 20-plus points in four games ... scored a career-high 36 points vs. Valparaiso (Feb. 1), shooting 15-of-19 (.789) from the field ... also scored 22 points vs. Western Illinois (Nov. 17) and North Dakota State (Nov. 23) and 21 points vs. Cleveland State (Feb. 23) ... led the Panthers and ranked second in the league with 9.8 rebounds per game ... recorded 10-or-more rebounds in 17 games ... pulled down a career best 18 boards at Wright State (March 12) ... had a team-best 15 double-doubles ... also led the team, shooting 52.5 percent from the field, which ranked third in the Horizon ... led the team with 14 blocks ... tied her career-best two blocks vs. Detroit (Jan. 15) ... also tied her career high with three assists and played a career-high 36 minutes vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 21) ... tied her career best with two steals at Youngstown State (Jan. 18)

2012-13: Played in all 29 games, starting two ... averaged 4.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, tops among newcomers ... led the team in rebounding seven times ... solid debut against Hillsdale Nov. 3, scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds in just 15 minutes off the bench ... led the team in rebounds with nine against Chicago State Nov. 9, scoring seven points ... rebound total was highest-ever for a frosh in a season opener ... tied for team lead with six boards at Wisconsin Nov. 11, adding seven points ... scored all seven of her points in the final five minutes of the first half against EKU Nov. 25, helping UWM to a halftime lead ... scored five points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in just 14 minutes of action at Toledo Dec. 8 ... tied for team lead with eight rebounds at DePaul Dec. 11, scoring four points ... earned first collegiate start at North Dakota State Dec. 23 ... led team with nine rebounds (tying season-high) and added five points ... tied for team lead with seven rebounds and added seven points in a season-high 32 minutes against Drake Dec. 29 ... tied her season-high with seven points and grabbed four rebounds in just 16 minutes against Valpo Jan. 24 ... grabbed seven rebounds against YSU Feb. 14 in just eight minutes on the court ... chipped in with a season-high nine points against Cleveland State Feb. 16, grabbing four boards while making all three of her FG attempts ... scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 15 minutes on the court against Wright State Feb. 23 ... scored five points and grabbed four rebounds against Green Bay March 9 ... played 21 minutes in the season-finale at Loyola March 13, tying for the team lead with a season-best 10 points ... also grabbed six rebounds and blocked a shot

High School: WBCA First-Team All-State honoree after averaging 17.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game in leading Milwaukee King to a state runner-up showing ... a 21-7 record included a City Conference championship and a repeat showing on the first-team all-conference squad ... averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and two blocks per game as a junior, earning a spot on the All-City Conference First-Team squad ... all-area honorable mention selection by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, she averaged 10.2 points per game as a sophomore and was a member of the state runner-up King squad as a freshman ... also named to the inaugural edition of the "Best Basketball Players of AAU" after her sophomore campaign ... was a state-qualifier in track and field and also an all-conference volleyball player

Personal: Daughter of Anthony Young and Ayanna Allen ... majoring in criminal justice ... lists painting her nails as her hobby ... nickname is "Avy" ... does volunteer work with Wisconsin Playground Elite teams in summer ... born Nov. 2

Why Wisconsin?

"I decided to come to Wisconsin because the people are great, the campus is beautiful and everyone was so nice!"

Career Highs

Points: 36 vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14
Field goals: 15 vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14
Field goals att: 19 vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14
Field goal %: .789 (15-19) vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14
3-point FG:1 (2x; MR vs. Cleveland State, 2/16/13)
3-point FG att: 1 (5x; MR vs. Marquette, 12/15/13)
3-point %: 1.000 (1-1); (2x; MR vs. Cleveland State, 2/16/13)
Free throws: 6 (2x; MR vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14)
Free throws att: 15 vs. Valparaiso, 2/1/14
Free throw %: 1.000 (2-2); (3x; MR vs. UIC, 3/7/13)
Rebounds: 18 at Wright State, 3/12/14
Assists: 3 (2x; MR vs. Youngstown State, 2/21/14)
Blocks: 2 (2x; MR vs. Detroit, 1/25/14)
Steals: 2 (4x; MR at Youngstown State, 1/18/14)
Minutes: 36 (4x; MR vs. Youngstown State, 2/21/14)

Off the Court with Avyanna

Favorites - Cartoon Character: Scooby Doo; Movie: Love and Basketball; TV Show: Scandal; Book: Thirteen Reasons Why; Car: all old school cars; Basketball Player: Kevin Durant; Sports team: Thunder
First started basketball (age/grade): second grade, seven years old
Most memorable basketball game: playing in the state championship game my senior year at the Kohl Center!!
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: the people! They're great!
Before each game, I: listen to music and pray
One word that describes me: loyal
Most memorable basketball achievement: being able to start over with a great group of people like the Badgers
What is your earliest basketball memory? shooting on the wrong basketball in a game
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: the new fouling rules!
What is the first basketball memory that you have? playing with my older sister and cousins when I was younger
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Running track somewhere
Dream as a collegiate player: to win a conference championship and going to the NCAA tournament
Individual goal for the season: Always to get better
Fantasy job/career: to be a WNBA coach
Person most admired/role model: my father
I can't live without: my phone
My secret addiction is: Honey Buns
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I use to be a cheerleader
The best sporting event you ever attended was? a Chicago Sky game
You won't catch me eating: mushrooms
Nobody knows how much I love to: sing (even though I can't)
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: cell phones
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Spain
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Paris
If I could live in any time period, it would be: the 70's. I loved the fashion!
A non-athletic talent I have is: I love to do hair
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: sing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi, Marilyn Monroe
If I had a million dollars: I would save it!
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: go sightseeing
Post-college plans: play overseas
Career goal: hopefully get in the WNBA
Most famous person I've ever met: Tamika Catchings
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: go to sleep, I know she's always busy
If I could have one superpower, it would be: to be invisible
My dream date would be: going out with Kevin Durant!
What are you most thankful for? my family and all the opportunities that I have been blessed with
What are you passionate about? basketball, my family, school
My favorite quote or motto is: Nobody can see your vision how you can see it!

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