Trae Young is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association who is currently playing for the Atlanta Hawks as the team’s point guard. He has twice been named an NBA All-Star.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Rayford Trae Young was born on September 19, 1998, in Lubbock, Texas. He stands 185 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 7 kg. He shoots with his right and he is a point guard.

His father Rayford Young played basketball for Texas Tech. The older Young also played basketball overseas.

Team 212 atlanta hawks Atlanta Hawks
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.85 m / 74 kg
Born 19 Sep 1998
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Ice Trae
Team History
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta 2018 - present

High School and College Career

He attended Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma. In 2017, he was named a McDonald’s All-American.

Later, he committed to play college basketball for the University of Oklahoma and was there from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, he led the NCAA in scoring and assists, becoming the youngest player to do so. That year, he was also named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and he was named to the First-team All-Big 12.

He was also given the 2018 Wayman Tisdale Award.

When he was in college, he was usually compared to Stephen Curry due to their gameplay similarities.

Professional Career

He was selected to join the NBA during the 2018 NBA Draft. Young was the 5th overall pick of the draft and was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks then traded him to the Atlanta Hawks. In his first year with the Hawks, Young was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

The following year in 2020, he was named an NBA All-Star for the first time. He would be named an All-Star again in 2022. Also in 2022, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team.

As of 2023, he continues to play for the Hawks.

In addition to his professional basketball career, he also represented the United States in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Chile. The team won the gold medal.

Career Highlights

  • 2020, 2022 - NBA All-Star
  • 2022 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2019 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 2018 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2018 - Wayman Tisdale Award
  • 2018 - First-team All-Big 12
  • 2018 - Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2018 - NCAA season scoring leader
  • 2018 - NCAA season assists leader
  • 2017 - McDonald’s All-American

Medal Record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Chile

People Ask

Where is Trae Young from?

He is from Lubbock, Texas in the United States of America.

What position does Trae Young play?

He is a Point Guard.

When was Trae Young drafted into the NBA?

He was the 5th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, selected by the Dallas Mavericks.

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