Jackie Young Named the 2022 Most Improved Player of the Year

Jackie Young can add another accolade to her list after the WNBA announced that the Las Vegas guard won the 2022 Most Improved Player award on Monday.

Young, who earned her first All-Star Game start this year, won the award after averaging 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 39 assists per game on 43 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The former Notre Dame standout posted career-high numbers in points, boards, and three-point accuracy. She was third on the time points per game behind A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum.

The 24-year-old received 36 out of 52 possible votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Sabrina Ionescu finished second with 10 votes, followed by Sophie Cunningham (seven votes), Plum (four votes), and then Teaira McCowan, Gabby Williams, and Han Xu, who each earned one vote.

Young and the Aces have a chance to tie up their semifinals series with the Storm on Wednesday. Game 3 will be aired on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. EST.