USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Announced as participating in the 2016 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp on Sept. 22, 2016.
  • 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.

College Notes

  • Has narrowed his list of college choices to about a dozen schools.

High School Honors

  • 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.
  • 2015 conference Offensive Player of the Year.

High School Notes

  • Attends 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, averged 25.0 ppg.,4.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. as Norman North captured the 2015 area championship.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Candice and Rayford Young; has a younger brother, Timothy, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn.
  • Born Rayford Trae Young  in Lubbock, Texas, and goes by his middle name.
  • Scored a 29 on the ACT.
  • Father played basketball at Texas Tech and professionally in Europe.
  • Volunteers locally as a youth basketball coach.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 3.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Stephen Curry.
  • Undecided on what he plans on studying in college.
  • Favorite Twitter account: NBADraft.net.
  • Favorite superhero: Superman.
  • Favorite movies: “Superman,” “The Wood,” “X-Men,” “Love & Basketball” and “He Got Game.”
  • Favorite App: Twitter.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Steve Nash.
  • Best player ever faced: Michael Porter.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth.
  • Would compare his game to: Stephen Curry and Steve Nash.
  • Enjoys: hanging out and playing with his little brother.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: France and Portugal.
  • Instagram: @Trae_Young
  • Twitter: @TheTraeYoung

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