Zoe Young, of Des Moines, Iowa, signed committed to the Maryland women's basketball team.
Zoe Young, of Des Moines, Iowa, signed committed to the Maryland women's basketball team. (HANDOUT)

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.

Zoe Young, a Des Moines native rated by ProspectsNation.com as the No. 6 overall prospect in the Class of 2019, committed to Frese and the Terps, the second pledge from a rising high school junior in five days.

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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.

"The fact that we had that connection, I thought that was really cool," Young said.

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