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

At Milwaukee:
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 ... has two sisters, Ashyanna Young (26) and Alexis Young (11) ... majoring in social work with a certificate 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 - Spot on Campus: Starbucks; Movie: Saving Private Ryan; TV Show: Love and Hip Hop; Book: 13 Reasons Why; Athlete: Allyson Felix; Basketball Player: Kevin Durant; Sports team: OKC

First started basketball: 2nd grade/5 or 6
Most memorable basketball game: 36 point game at my previous college against Valpo
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: The sports
Before each game, I: talk to my dad, listen to music, visualize
One word that describes the team: Fantabulous
One word that describes me: Chill Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Go to dinner
Most memorable basketball achievement: Transferring to WI
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: I wish we could wear any color headbands we like

This summer, I: Took classes, practiced, worked out, and went to FL
Team goal for the season: To be at the top of the conference this year
Individual goal for the season: To just be the best I can and make sure I do what I can to help better the team
The best thing about Madison is: Fresh Market
Fantasy job/career:  To be in the WNBA
Person(s) most admired/role models:  My father
What are you most looking forward to this season? Being able to finally play
Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? Depends on the day
I can’t live without: Pizza!!
My secret addiction is: Watching hair videos on YouTube
You won’t catch me eating: Mushrooms
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Not phones!
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Germany
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sewing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Rosa Parks, Michael Jordan, Pat Summit
If you could play any character in a movie or TV series, who would it be and why: SpongeBob because them and I could work at the Krusty Krab, because who doesn’t want to taste one of those
If I had a million dollars: I would make sure my family is taken care of
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): Just living comfortably  
Career goal: Having a job where I can afford to give back
Most famous person I’ve ever met: Big Baby Davis at the airport
My favorite quote or motto is: “Faith, focus, finish.”
The best advice I have ever gotten is: “Keep your head up, your time will come.”
My worst habit is: Playing volleyball with the basketball
If you could play a college sport besides basketball, what would it be? Running track or playing volleyball

What do you love most about being a Badger?

"How much people love Wisconsin, it’s an honor to be a Badger!"

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