Young earns another weekly honor

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

For the second straight week, former King’s Fork High School standout Nylah Young has earned the Big South Freshman of the Week honor.

Young recently talked about her finding her groove after she won her first award last week, and that has seemed to hold true.

In two wins last week for the Hampton University women’s basketball team, Young averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on 58.3-percent shooting. In a win against University of South Carolina Upstate, Young scored 19 points. In the next conference game against Charleston Southern University, she scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds. That was her fourth double-double on the season. Young is now up to 10.6 points a game and 6.2 rebounds a game for the Pirates.

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At King’s Fork, Young was a two-time Southeastern District Player of the Year and a two-time All-State selection. She is also a two-time Suffolk News-Herald Winter Female Player of the Year.