Princeton native Jackie Young selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces in the 2019 WNBA Draft

Princeton native Jackie Young selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces in the 2019 WNBA Draft

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Princeton native Jackie Young was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

On Monday, just hours before the deadline, Young officially declared for the 2019 WNBA Draft.

The Princeton native’s decision comes after the Fighting Irish’s devastating 1-point loss in Sunday night’s National Championship game against Baylor, that saw Notre Dame overcome a 17-point deficit, to fall 82-81.

In a post on Instagram and Twitter, Young said, “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.”

Jackie Young WNBA draft pick watch party

WATCH LIVE: There's a watch party going on in Princeton for the WNBA draft. Friends and family of Jackie Young are at Klinkers Hometown Bar &Grill (This camera is for a newscast live shot. The reporter will be standing by at times and communicating with a producer) >> https://bit.ly/2UL75ZL

Posted by 14 NEWS on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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