Trae Young who was born September 19, 1998 is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA draft with the fifth pick, and later traded to the Atlanta Hawks, along with a future first-round pick, for the draft rights to Luka Dončić.
He joined Dončić in a unanimous selection to the 2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Early Life and Career of Trae Young
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Trae is the son of Candice and Rayford Young, who played basketball at Texas Tech and professionally in Europe.
He has a younger brother, Tim, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn. Young also has an uncle who played college basketball in the NAIA.
Young attended Norman North High School in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma.
He did not play basketball in his freshman year, but in his sophomore year, he averaged 25 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game as he helped Norman North win the 2015 area championship and was named Oklahoma’s Sophomore of the Year.
He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners.
In 2017, he tied the then-record in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I single-game assists with 22.
Young became the only player to ever lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season.
He is nicknamed “Ice Trae”.
On January 23, 2020, he was selected for the NBA All-Star selection as a backcourt starter.
On January 26, Young recorded 45 points and 14 assists in a 152–133 win against the Washington Wizards.
Young wore No. 8 in the first 8 seconds of the game in memory of Kobe Bryant.
On August 3, 2021, Young agreed to a five-year max extension with the Hawks worth up to $172 million and possibly $207 million.
On November 14, 2021, Young scored a then season-high 42 points, along with 8 rebounds and 10 assists, to lead Atlanta to a 120–100 victory over the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.
On January 3, 2022, Young scored a career-high 56 points, along with 14 assists, in a 136–131 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
On January 27, 2022, he was selected for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game once again as a backcourt starter.
Young was a member of the U.S. men’s national U18 team that won a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.
Trae Young Shoes
He had his first signature shoe with Adidas. The Adidas Trae Young 1
Trae Young Jersey
Trae Young wears the number 11 jersey for the Hawks.
Who is Trae Young’s Dad?
Trae Young’s father is Rayford Young. Rayford Young is the dad of Trae Young and was born in Pampa, Texas, on 11 May 1977. Rayford Young actually played basketball at Texas Tech
Trae Young Contract
Atlanta’s Trae Young agreed to a five-year, $207m extension that starts in 2022.