Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Trae Young played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. He tied the then-record in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I single-game assists with 22 in 2017. Check all the details given below about Trae Young’s Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Parents, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Trae Young Wiki/Biography
Trae Young was born on 19th September 1998 (Age: 24 years; as of 2022) in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. His full real name is Rayford Trae Young and his nickname is “Ice Trae”. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. His zodiac sign is Virgo and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous American Basketball player.
Trae Young Educational Qualification
Trae Young completed his schooling at Norman North High School in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma. After that, he joined the University of Oklahoma for his higher studies or bachelor’s degree. After that, he joined so many teams for his professional career and national career.
Trae Young Physical Stats
- Height: 6′ 1″ inches
- Weight: 74 kg
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Black
Trae Young Family & Parents
Trae Young was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. His father’s name is Rayford Young and his mother’s name is Candice Young.
He has a younger brother, Tim, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn. He also has an uncle who played college basketball in the NAIA.
Trae Young Girlfriend & Relationships
Trae Young’s dating status is committed and his marital status is engaged. He dated his long-time girlfriend Shelby Miller.
They met at the University of Oklahoma in 2017. Also, The couple had a son in 2022 June. They both lived happily with their son and enjoy their life joyfully.
Trae Young Career & Profession
He started his career at his school Norman North High School 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. During his junior year, he significantly improved his game, averaging 34.2 Points. He was considered one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class by Scount.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN.
ESPN considered him the second-best point guard prospect that year, while the other websites considered him the third-best. He committed to the Oklahoma Sooners on 16th February 2017. He was the University of Oklahoma’s first five-star recruit since Tiny Gallon in 2010.
At the start of the 2017 season, on November 12, Young recorded 15 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds in a win over the Omaha Mavericks. Three days after his college debut, he recorded 22 points and a then season-high 13 assists in a win over the Ball State Cardinals. That game had his name draw multiple comparisons to Stephen Curry in terms of his playing style.
Trae Young also garnered praise from both LeBron James and Stephen Curry for his season with Oklahoma. On 5th January 2018, young, however, ran into a rough patch when the West Virginia Mountaineers Press Virginia defense forced him into eight turnovers. Furthermore, his individual defense has been rated as “poor”.On March 7, 2018, Young was announced as the winner of the Wayman Tisdale Award for National Freshman of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
In addition, he was also brought up as a consensus member of the All-American First Team, which was named by multiple organizations. Young also joined 2018’s top two selections Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III as the first consensus All-American First-Team to have three freshman players be named there.
On March 15, Young recorded 28 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in an 83–78 overtime loss to the seventh-seeded Rhode Island Rams. Following Oklahoma’s loss in the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Young announced his intention to forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NBA draft.
Atlanta Hawks All-Rookie honors 2018-2019 season:
He was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA draft but was traded to the Atlanta Hawks along with a protected future first-round pick in exchange for the rights to the third overall pick Luka Doncic on 21st June 2018. He officially signed with the Hawks on 1st July 2018.
On November 19, Young finished with a then-career-high 17 assists, 25 points, and three rebounds in a 127–119 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He then broke his season-high two days later on March 1, putting up a then career-high 49 points alongside 16 assists in a high-scoring 168–161 quadruple overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. He joined Dončić in a unanimous selection to the 2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
First All-Star selection 2019-2020 season
He scored 38 points in a 117-110 season-opening win against the Detroit Pistons on 24th October 2019. On January 23, 2020, he was selected for the NBA All-Star selection as a backcourt starter. Four days later, he posted 39 points and a career-high 18 assists en route to a 127–117 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Eastern Conference Finals appearance
He put up 37 points, 7 assists, and rebounds, in a 124-104 season-opening win over the Chicago Bulls on 23rd December 2020. Young also joined LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Derrick Rose as the only players in league history to record 30 points and 10 assists in their playoff debuts.
In Game 7 of the Conference Semifinals, Young put up 21 points to lead the Hawks past the Sixers en route to their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2015. On August 3, 2021, Trae Young agreed to a five-year max extension with the Hawks worth up to $172 million and possibly $207 million.
First All- NBA selection 2021-2022 season
Trae 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 14th November 2021. From November 22 to January 7, he had 17th consecutive 25-point games, breaking a tie with Dominique Wilkins for the Franchise record. Trae Young was selected for the 2022 NBA All-star Game once again as a backcourt starter on 27th January.
On March 13, Young scored 33 of his 47 points in the first half in a 131–128 win over the Indiana Pacers. At the conclusion of the regular season, Young became the second player in NBA history to lead the league in total points and assists in a season, joining Tiny Archibald. On April 15, during the Hawks’ 107–101 play-in tournament win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the No. 8 seed in the 2022 NBA playoffs, Young logged 38 points and 9 assists. His 8.3% shooting was tied for the worst field goal percentage of his career. The Hawks would go on to lose to the Heat in five games.
As young entered his fifth NBA season, the Atlanta Hawks decided to pull off a trade receiving Dejounte Murray of the San Antonia Spurs in the process. The trade improved the Hawks’ defense and reduced Young’s offensive burden. They went on to win that game 117–107 where his newly acquired teammate played his defensive role well racking up 5 steals.
National team Career
Trae 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 Awards & Achievements
- 2× NBA All-Star in 2020, 2022.
- All-NBA Third Team in 2022.
- NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2019.
- Consensus first-team All-American in 2018.
- Wayman Tisdale Award in 2018.
- First-team All-Big 12 in 2018.
- Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2018.
- NCAA season-scoring leader in 2018.
- NCAA season assists leader in 2018.
- McDonald’s All-American in 2017.
Trae Young’s Net Worth
Trae Young is estimated at $20 million dollars. His profession is a famous American Basketball player and played so many matches and earned money from them. His annual salary is $6,571,800 as of December 2022. Trae Young agreed to a five-year, $207 million contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks that will keep him in A-Town until 2026.
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Trae Young Amazing Facts
- Currently, Trae Young played for Atlanta Hawks Team.
- His Jersey number is 11.
- Trae’s position in his team is Point Guard.
- Trae was raised in Pampa, Texas, by his mother and paternal grandparents, as his father played basketball overseas.
- Trae Young also has an uncle who played college basketball in the NAIA.
- He was the University of Oklahoma’s first five-star recruit since Tiny Gallon in 2010.
- Trae 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.
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