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Aces’ Jackie Young is an Actual Star

By: Nina Huang

OK, so I’m confused. Who is Jackie Young and how is she an “actual star”? Well, if you will be patient, I will tell you all about this so-called “star.” Jackie Young is a pro at basketball. She plays for a team called “the Aces,” and she has won many achievements. She is a middle child, and her siblings also play basketball. She is from Indiana and went to Princeton Community High School, where she continued playing basketball and kicking everyone’s butts!


Here I will be listing some of the games Young participated in: “She has a high school championship, an N.C.A.A. Division I title at Notre Dame, and last summer, she claimed Olympic gold in the first 3x3 competition. Now, as a first-time W.N.B.A. All-Star, Young, an Indiana native, has added another accolade en route to her ultimate goal,” an Amazon article states. She demands her No. 1 spot in every basketball game, and she has succeeded so far.

“It was always a dream of mine to play in the W.N.B.A., and it came down to making a decision for my family. I knew I needed to help my family, and that’s what I’ve worked for my whole life,” Young told us. Her family is really close and she is working hard to pay back all of the sacrifices her mom made for Young and her siblings. Young is someone who is hard to stop. Her coach Becky Hammon even had to kick Young out of the gym because the athlete was spending too many long hours there! Her training pays off, though, because she scores the most points in her league, topping the scoreboard!

“I know she’s going to try to beat everyone including me, you know,” says Kelsey Plum, Young’s teammate. “That’s just who she is. She wants to win everything. And if she doesn’t win, someone cheated.”

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