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ELLEN YOUNG #30

5'5"...Sophomore...Guard
Salem, Illinois (Salem Community/SIU Carbondale)
MAJOR: Management

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman team...finished third on the team and 13th in the MVC with 11.9 points per game as a freshman in 2007-08...also ranked third in the MVC in three-point field goal percentage (.408), eighth in made three pointers (1.77), and 20th in minutes played (28.50)...started nine of the Saluki's 30 games last season...scored in double figures 20 times and reached the 20-point plateau five times...had a season-high 26 points against Austin Peay and notched a double-double against Drake when she scored 14 points and brought down a season-high 10 rebounds...led the Saluki's in scoring seven times.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Salem Community High School (Salem, Illinois) where she was a four-time All-Apollo Conference performer and three-time All-State honoree...holds SCHS's career scoring record for both boys and girls basketball with 2,498 career points...averaged 25 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 4.5 steals per game as a senior and was named first-team All-State by the Champaign News Gazette, the Southern Illinois Coaches' Association, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches' Association...also was the three-time Centralia Sentinel AA Player of the Year.

PERSONAL: Born October 1, 1988...daughter of Ronald and Teresa Young.

Career Statistics at SIU Carbondale

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
07-08 30/9 127/319 .398 53/130 .408 51/74 .689 106 3.5 46 26 2 358 11.9 855

 


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