The Maryland women's baketball team landed an important Iowan in 2002 when Brenda Frese, a Cedar Rapids native, was named coach. On Monday, another rising star from the Hawkeye State decided to follow her there.
On Thursday, five-star point guard Ashley Owusu announced for Maryland. The 5-foot-10 Young projects as more of an off-guard, according to an evaluation by HoopGurlz, which rated her the No. 7 guard in 2019, just outside the top 25.
Young has started on varsity since she was a freshman, and led her Valley team to the Class 5A state championship last season while averaging 14.2 points per game, according to The Des Moines Register.
She told the Register that Frese's parents, who still live in Iowa, even joined Frese on a scouting trip to see Young during a game last winter.