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Trae Young

Rayford Trae Young is a point guard for the Atlanta Hawks. Trae was born on the 19th of September, 1998 in Lubbock, Texas. Young was a student at Norman North High School. He however began playing basketball only in his sophomore year. Young helped the team win the 2015 area championship and was also crowned as Oklahoma’s Sophomore of the Year. In his junior year, young began to grow. he averaged 34.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He was also named Oklahoma’s Player of the Year. In his final year of school, he was considered as on of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class. Trae committed to play basketball for the University of Oklahoma in 2017.

Age22
Date of BirthSeptember 19th, 1998
Net Worth$6 Million
Current TeamAtlanta Hawks
PositionPoint Guard
Salary$6,273,000
Overall Pick5th
Spouse/girlfriendShelby Miller
KidsN/A

Life Growing Up

Trae Young is the son of Candice and Rayford Young. Rayford was also a basketball player. He  played at Texas Tech and also went pro in Europe. Trae has a younger brother named Tim and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn. Trae also has  relatives who played college basketball under the NAIA.

College Career

Trae played one season with the Sooners and started in 32 games. He  recorded 848 points, 271 assists in the season. Young averaged 27.4 points per game, and 8.7 assists per game. Trae announced he was declaring to the NBA draft after the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, forgoing his three last years of collegiate eligibility. He also won various honors in the one season. Some of them include, 2018 NCAA Season Assist Leader., 2018 NCAA Season Scoring Leader, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was named to the Consensus First-team All-American.

Draft Night

Trae Young was selected by the Dallas Mavericks, with the 5th overall selection in the first round during the 2018 NBA draft. The Dallas Mavericks traded him along with a first-round pick for the rights of Luka Doncic, who the Atlanta Hawks had previously selected third overall. The trade between Luka and Trae is said to be one of the most balanced trades in NBA history. Both teams received superstars who have the full potential to carry the NBA.

Atlanta Hawks

Trae made his NBA debut for the Hawks and in his third game he put up a season high 35 points. He managed to make a mark for himself as a point guard in the NBA quickly. Flashy handles, great in game IQ and a wonderful long-range shooting accuracy is what Young brought for the Hawks. He was also part of the NBA-All Star backcourt starter squad. In 2021, Young made his first NBA playoffs. He joined the greats like LeBron James and Chris Paul as the only player in league history to put up 30 points and 10 assists in a playoff debut. Trae helped the Hawks make it to the conference Finals. Trae dropped a playoff career high 48 points in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bucks.

Signature Shoes

Trae Young gave us a look at his first ever signature shoe from Adidas. The shoe is called the ICE Trae 1. The color of the shoe perfectly fits Young’s villainous persona.

Personal Life

Trae Young is in a happy relationship with Shelby Miller. Miller is a student at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated in 2019 with a degree in media and communications. Sources suggest that the couple live together in Atlanta with their two French bull dogs, Normi and Lanta.

Net Worth, Endorsements And Salary

Trae Young’s net worth has been estimated at $6 million; he has an annual salary of $6,631,928. On July 1st, 2018, he signed a four-year worth $$26,527,711. He signed a deal with Adidas, before the draft, worth around $1.8 million annually. Young also donated $10,000 through the Trae Young Foundation to target relief in the Atlanta Area during the COVID-19 pandemic. He paid $1.5 million. for an 8,100 square feet home in Norman, Oklahoma

Regular Season Stats

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43.134.33.98.9.9.224.1

Playoff Stats

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42.732.62.79.51.30.029.8

How To Contact Trae Young?

Twitter: TheTraeYoung

Instagram: traeyoung

Foundation: Trae Young Foundation (thetraeyoungfoundation.org)

 

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