Kris Young Signs First Professional Contract In Germany
TORONTO, November 18, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Kris Young has signed her first professional contract with TG Ladybaskets Wuerzburg in the German 2.Bundesliga.
Young, a 5’10’’ guard, is coming off a five-year career at the University of British Columbia (UBC). This past season, she was Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s (CIS) 9th leading scorer with 18.0 points per game. She also averaged 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals. Young led her team to a Bronze Medal at the 2015 CIS Final 8 Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honours in the process. She was named to the CIS All-Canadian First Team and was the Canada West Conference Player of the Year. Young also set a UBC single-game record with 40 points in a win over Ryerson on March 12, 2015.
A North Vancouver native, Young graduated from Handsworth Secondary School before starting her collegiate career at UBC. By her second year, she was already one of the country’s top players, averaging 16.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Young won her first Canada West Conference Championship that season and was selected to the All-Tournament Team at the CIS Final 8 Tournament. She was also named to the All-Canada West Second Team. In her third year, Young won her first of two Canada West Conference Player of the Year awards, and was named to her first of three All-Canadian First Teams. She leaves UBC as the program’s 2nd all-time leading scorer with 2,384 career points.
Young also has experience representing Canada. She was a member of the Under 19 National Team that competed at the 2011 Under 19 World Championships in Chile. Later, she was selected to play on the University National Team at the 2013 World University Games in Russia.
Young has already arrived in Germany, and Wuerzburg wasted no time getting her into the action. She helped lead the club to a 58-57 victory over Rhein Main Baskets this past weekend. Now at 2-7 on the season, Wuerzburg expects Young to be a big addition to an improving team going forward.
For more information and individual box scores for Kris throughout the season, please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/kris-young.