Young starts to pull in offers

Published 9:51 pm Friday, August 3, 2018

Nylah Young is garnering interest and has pulled in a couple offers so far during her recruiting process.

Young, a rising senior, is a month away from starting her final year of high school. It is a bittersweet feeling for the King’s Fork High School girls’ basketball standout, yet she is excited for what’s about to come.

If spectators are looking at Young to top her junior campaign, it may be tough. She helped lead the team to another state semifinal appearance on the way to becoming the Southeastern District Player of the Year and an All-District, All-Region and All-State performer. The Lady Bulldog was also the 2017-2018 Suffolk News-Herald Winter Female Athlete of the Year.

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It was Young’s first season in a major role after playing more of a reserve role during her sophomore year. With such a strong season, Young had started to gain interest from a number of NCAA Division I teams as well as Division II and III.

This summer was the last summer Young will be able to play on the AAU circuit. A strong summer only added to the interest and offers Young had already received.

“The summer went great,” she said. “I have been playing AAU since fourth grade, and now I think it’s time to spread my wings. Everything has just been great, and I’m just going through the process right now.”

Young currently has offers from Norfolk State University and Augusta University. However, she is expecting to hear from more coaches the rest of the summer and fall. She has interest from other schools like UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and the College of William & Mary.

The rising senior hopes to have made a decision by the fall on where she will be playing college basketball. Of course, with such an important decision, she wants to make sure the school she chooses checks off all of the boxes.

“I just want to see different things like location and whether the school has my major,” she said. “Also, you want to look at what you can do to help that program.”

The last several seasons, the Lady Bulldogs basketball program has been prominent in Hampton Roads and Virginia. Multiple players have gone on to play NCAA Division I, II and III basketball.

Young, as well as her teammates, will be looking to continue that trend. She is looking forward to an exciting senior season.

“I am just ready for high school ball again,” she said. “I look forward to having fun this year and making this year my best.”