Nakia Young | #21 | G
Hometown: Taylors, S.C.
Previous School: Wade Hampton H.S.
Saw action in 24 games with 21 starts … Was hampered all season with a nagging leg injury … Averaged 9.2 point and 4.9 rebounds per game … Scored a career high 26 points vs Catawba (2/13) … Pulled down a career high 10 rebounds vs Carson-Newman (1/21) … Played a career high 36 minutes three times during the season.
Made 30 appearances with three starts for the Black and Gold … Averaged 5.8 points per game while scoring 175 points for the year … Ranked 21st in the SAC in assist-to-turnover ratio with a 1.0 mark … Scored in double figures in six games … Set a new career-high with a team-high 16 points in Anderson’s 76-69 win at Lenoir-Rhyne (1/17) … Closed the year with a 74.6 percent (44-for-56) mark from the free throw line … Dropped in 13 points in narrow 73-71 triumph over Carson-Newman (2/18) … Finished 4-for-6 from the field to lead to 13 points in 81-72 win over Newberry (1/31) … Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in setback at Limestone (11/29) … Matched a career-high five assists twice during the season.
Made 26 appearances off the bench … Averaged 2.8 points per game … Ranked sixth in the SAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7) … Scored a career-high 12 points in a 68-61 loss at Georgia College (12/16) … Dished out a career-high five assists in a 97-58 rout of Mars Hill (2/17) … Shot 43.4 percent (23-for-53) from the field.
Began her high school career at Southside High School in Greenville before transferring to Wade Hampton along with teammate Alexis Dillard … Led her team to a 2A state championship … Named to the all-state, all-county, all-region teams in high school career … Earned Player of the Year and MVP honors by her coaches.