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Trae Young

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Named a finalist for the 2021 USA National Team and U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on on March 11, 2021.

  • Member of the 2019 USA Select Team that trained with and against the 2019 National Team during its preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

  • Participated in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.

  • Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. Played in all five games, averaged 6.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game and recorded the only double-double in the contest, posting 10 points and a game-high 10 assists in 16 minutes.

  • Unanimously selected to 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie first team.

  • Three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week award recipient.

  • Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 18-24, 2019, becoming the only rookie in either conference to win the weekly award in 2018-19.

  • Four-tie NBA Rookie of the Month selection.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • In his first postseason appearance of his career, became just the second player (LeBron James the other) in NBA history to compile at least 30 points, 10 assists and five boards in a postseason debut.

  • Recording 32 points and 10 assists to become just the fourth player in NBA history to tally at least 30 points and 10 assists in their postseason debuts, joining Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and LeBron James.

  • Recording 30 points in his second playoff game, he became the first player in Hawks history to score 30-or-more points in each of his first two postseason appearances.

  • In 2019-20, led the Eastern Conference in total assists (560) for the second consecutive season becoming the first player since 1970-71 to lead his conference in each of his first two seasons in the NBA.

  • Raised his scoring from 19.1 ppg. in 20189-19 to 29.6 ppg. in 2019-20 and his 10.5 ppg. increase is the second most in NBA history for a player who averaged at least 19.0 ppg. in at least 60 games played in the previous year.

  • His 29.6 ppg. in 2019-20 were the most for an NBA sophomore since Bob McAdoo averaged 30.6 ppg in 1973-74.

  • Became just the 5th player in NBA history to average at least 29.0 ppg. and at least 9.0 apg. (2019-20).

  • Became the first player in NBA history to compile at least 38 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in each of his team’s first two games of the season.

  • Scored a career-high 50 points (12-25 FGs, 8-15 3FGs, 18-19 FTs) in 40 minutes versus Miami (2/20/20), becoming the first player in NBA history to score at least 50 points on 12-or-fewer made field goals and less than 20 free throws made.

  • Made 156 3-point field goals, most in Atlanta rookie history and the 2nd-most in NBA history by a rookie age 20 or younger.

  • Became 3rd rookie ever to post at least 19.1 ppg. and 8.0 apg. (Robertson, Stoudamire).

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2020-21 his thirdd NBA season, all with the Atlanta Hawks.

  • Through 2020-21, has played and started in 204 games, compiled 6,748 minutes (33.1 mpg.), 4,921 points (24.1 ppg.), 667 rebounds (3.9 rpg.), 1,807 assists (8.9 apg.) and 190 steals (0.9 spg.), while shooting 43.1% from the field, 34.3% from 3-point and 86.1% from the foul line.

  • In 2020-21 played and started in 63 games, averaged 33.7 minutes (26th in NBA), 25.3 points (14th in NBA), 3.9 rebounds, a career-high 9.4 assists (2nd in NBA) and 0.8 steals a game. Shot career-highs of 43.8% from the field (98th in NBA), 34.3% from 3-point and a career-high 88.6% from the foul line (14th in NBA). Ranked 19th in player efficiency (23.1).

  • In 2019-20 played and started in 60 games, averaged a career-high 35.3 minutes (10th in NBA), a career-high 29.6 points (4th in NBA), a career-high 4.3 rebounds, a career-high 9.3 assists (2nd in NBA) and a career-high 1.1 steals a game (tied 42nd in NBA). Shot career-highs of 43.7% from the field, 36.1% from 3-point and 86.0% from the foul line (26th in NBA). 

  • As a rookie (2018-19), played and started in 81 games, averaged 30.9 minutes, 19.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists a game. Shot 41.8% from the field, 32.4% from 3-point and 82.9% from the foul line.) in 81 contests (all starts). Among qualifying NBA rookies, ranked 1st in assists and 4th in the NBA), 2nd in points per game and 34th in the NBA, 2nd in free throw percentage, 3rd in minutes per game, 6th in steals per game and 10th in rebounds per game.

  • Selected by Dallas with the 5th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft as an early-entry candidate.

COLLEGE NOTES:

  • Played one season (2017-18) for the University of Oklahoma.

  • As a freshman (2017-18), played in and started in 32 games, averaged 35.4 minutes, 27.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 1.7 steals a game. Shot  42.2% from the field, 36.0% from 3-point and 86.1% from the foul line.

  • Became the first player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and assists

  • Named consensus All-American first team; Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year award winner, unanimous All-Big 12 first team and Big 12 Conference Freshman and Newcomer of the Year.

  • Scoring average was the highest in Big-12 history and his assists per game rank 2nd on the all-time list.

  • Became the first major conference player in NCAA history to tally 800 points and 250 assists in a single season.

  • Recorded four games of 40-or- more points.

 

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Full name is Rayford Trae Young, goes by his middle name.

  • Born in Lubbock, Texas

  • Son of Candice and Rayford Young; has a younger brother, Timothy, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn.

  • Father played basketball at Texas Tech and professionally in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

  • Attended Norman North High School (Okla.), where he has amassed 2,445 points, 268 rebounds, 365 assists and 225 steals in his three-year prep career. Averaged 34.2 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 4.6 apg. in leading his team to a 24-4 record, the regional title and the 2016 Oklahoma Class 6A championship game. As a sophomore in 2014-15, averaged 25.0 ppg.,4.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. as Norman North captured the 2015 area championship.

  • Named 2016 USA Today All-USA Oklahoma Player of the Year and All-Oklahoma first team; 2016 Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Basketball Player of the Year; 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-America second team; 2016 Oklahoma Player of the Year; 2015 Oklahoma Sophomore of the Year; 2105 all-region; and 2015 conference Offensive Player of the Year.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram: @traeyoung

Twitter: @TheTraeYoung

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