Young Declares for WNBA Draft

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame junior guard Jackie Young has officially declared for Wednesday’s WNBA Draft, forgoing her senior year of eligibility. She will be joining her fellow Irish teammates Arike Ogunbowale, Brianna Turner, Jessica Shepard and Marina Mabrey in the draft.
“I would like to thank the University of Notre Dame for providing me with three years of the very best experiences, opportunities and people of a lifetime,” Young stated in an official statement. “To Coach McGraw and the coaching staff, thank you for believing in me, pushing me and shaping me into the person and player I’ve become.
“After much consideration, I would like to announce that I will be following my heart and living out my childhood dream of playing in the WNBA. I have waited for this day all of my life and I can’t wait to continue this journey.”
The WNBA Draft will air Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The second and third round picks will then be aired on ESPNU.
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