He represented the Oklahoma Sooners in college basketball. With 22 assists in a single game in 2017, he equaled the previous record set by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I.
Trae Young made history by being the first player to ever lead the NCAA in both points and assists in the same calendar year.
He was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft and was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks with a future first-round pick in exchange for Luka Doncic‘s draft rights.
He and Doncic were both chosen unanimously for the 2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team. He is a two-time NBA All-Star.
- Birth: September 19, 1998
- Nationality: Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
- Position: Point guard
- League: NBA
- Team: Atlanta Hawks
- High School: Norman North (Norman, Oklahoma)
- College: Oklahoma (2017–2018)
- Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
- Weight: 164 lb (74 kg)
- NBA Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall – Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
- Team Jersey: No. 11
- Nickname: Ice Trae
- Playing Career: 2018–present
- Career History: 2018–present: Atlanta Hawks
Career Highlights and Awards
|2× NBA All-Star||2020,2022|
|All-NBA Third Team||2022|
|NBA All-Rookie First Team||2019|
|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||2018|
- “Always Remember” is what Trae had tattooed on his arm in 2019 in honor of his grandfather, which can always remind him of all the people who helped and shaped him into who he is today.
- Trae Young is Quavo’s good friend. Quavo nicknamed Trae “Ice Trae”, a play on his song “Ice Tray”, since he always makes the big shot and remain cold on the court.
- Trae Young took a bow as Atlanta Hawks finished off New York Knicks in playoff, which put him right up there with Jordan and Reggie Miller as the most despised — and successful — rival players at the Garden.
- Trae was also Gigi Bryant’s favorite player. He changed his jersey number from 11 to 8 in honor of Kobe and Gigi after their death in the helicopter crash.
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