WATCH: San Angelo Central Hoops Star Signs Off To Play College Basketball
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Surrounded by family and friends San Angelo Central girls basketball standout Layla Young signed her national letter of intent to play college basketball at Edmonds College in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday night.
The 5-foot-9 forward earned a chance to play at the next level thanks to a junior year in which she was named the District 2-6A MVP while in her senior season averaged better than 11 points per game and 5.2 rebounds all while notching more than 1,000 career points.
"To play at the next level is a dream come true and kinda scary at the same time," said Young.
As the daughter of Brian Young, San Angelo Central stand out from the early 2000s who eventually landed on the Angelo State Men's Basketball Team, Layla shared what it was like to hear about her dad as an up and coming star while paving her own way in the Central record books.
"Seeing how great and hearing from everyone of how great of a player my dad was kind of intimidating," said Young. "Over time it just went away for me getting better and gaining more confidence and making something of myself."
Watch as Layla Young talks about the basketball family business, and what went into her decision to take her game across the country to Seattle Washington.