Trae Young
#11 Point Guard

Trae Young

Height / Weight
6' 1" / 164 lbs
Born
Sep 19, 1998 (23)
College
Oklahoma
SEASON STATS
2021-2022
PTS
26.2
+0.9
Rebounds
3.8
-0.1
Assists
9.1
-0.3
PER
27.56
+0.13
PLAYER INFO

Trae Young Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

Trae Young was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 19th, 1998. The son of a Texas Tech basketball player, athletic genes run in the Young family. Despite being born in Lubbock, Young called Norman, Oklahoma home, which is where he played his high school ball. Young elected to play his college ball for his hometown Oklahoma Sooners. 

After just two years at Oklahoma, Young was drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Mavericks traded Young to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the Luka Doncic deal.

Trae Young Basketball Career

High School Career (North Norman)

During his sophomore season in high school, Young averaged 25 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game as he helped lead Norman North to the 2015 area championship (which they won) and he was named Oklahoma's Sophomore of the Year.

Young was a five-star recruit out of high school.

College Career (Oklahoma)

Young committed to Oklahoma on February 16th, 2017. He started his college career off with a double-double in his first game. He followed that up with a second double-double in his very next game. In the biggest game of his college career up to that point, Young scored 43 points against Oregon in a 90-80 victory. Young managed to tie the all-time NCAA single-game assists record with 22.

Young increased his draft stock throughout the season, eventually landing him in the lottery pick discussion. He finished his freshman season leading the country in assists (271) and points (848). His 848 points were a Big 12 freshman record as well. After Oklahoma’s elimination in the NCAA March Madness tournament, Young announced his decision to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Despite being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft, Young has spent his entire NBA career playing for the Atlanta Hawks. He was drafted fifth overall by the Mavericks but was immediately traded to the Hawks for the rights to their third overall draft pick, Luka Doncic. 

In his short NBA career, Young was an NBA All-Rookie First Team member. The following year, in 2020, Young earned his first career All-Star appearance. 

Trae Young Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

Trae Young currently has a net worth estimated at $11 million. He is set to earn $6.2 million in 2020 after earning $5.4 million during the previous season. The Atlanta Hawks have a fourth-year option on Young for $8.3 million. He is set to become a free agent in 2022.

In 2018, Young signed a deal with Adidas that has a value of upwards of $1.8 million annually. 

Trae Young signed a 3-year, $18.2 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018.

Trae Young Personal Life

Trae Young was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1998. His parents are Candice and Rayford Young. His father played college basketball at Texas Tech. Young has three siblings, brother Timothy and two sisters named Caitlyn and Camryn. 

His current girlfriend is Shelby Miller. The two do not currently have any children.

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NBA All-Star
2020
1 x NBA All-Rookie First Team
2019
Awards and Honors by Year:
2019
NBA All-Rookie First Team
2020
NBA All-Star

Trae Young Quotes

“To me, I'll always be the skinny, 5-foot-6 eighth-grader on the YMCA court, trying to get grown men to choose me for pickup games. It wasn't always easy. And that's what drives me.”

“I'm actually enjoying the attention. Who wouldn't?”

“I'll always have a chip on my shoulder until I hang my shoes up. No matter how long I play this game, the chip on my shoulder will always be there. That won't change.”

Trae Young Fun Facts

  • Father player college basketball at Texas Tech
  • Originally drafted by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Trae had the most assists ever by a rookie 20-years-old or younger
  • Helped USA's U18 basketball team win gold in Chile in the summer of 2016.
  • During the 2018-2019 season, Young made the most shots (24) from 30-40 feet in a single season in NBA history.
Career stats
2021-2022
ATL
2020-2021
ATL
2019-2020
ATL
2018-2019
ATL
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2021-2022
23 34.0 46.1 38.9 89.4 3.8 9.1 0.1 0.9 26.2
2020-2021
63 33.7 43.8 34.3 88.6 3.9 9.4 0.2 0.8 25.3
2019-2020
60 35.3 43.7 36.1 86.0 4.2 9.3 0.1 1.1 29.6
2018-2019
81 30.9 41.8 32.4 82.9 3.7 8.1 0.2 0.9 19.1
Recent Games
Fri 12/3
Wed 12/1
Sat 11/27
Fri 11/26
Wed 11/24
Mon 11/22
Sat 11/20
Wed 11/17
Mon 11/15
Sun 11/14
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Fri 12/3
L 98-96
36 25 2 2 4 10 0 1 4
Wed 12/1
W 114-111
37 33 1 7 8 10 2 0 4
Sat 11/27
L 99-90
39 33 0 4 4 7 0 0 3
Fri 11/26
W 132-100
27 31 0 1 1 10 0 0 4
Wed 11/24
W 124-106
30 31 1 6 7 11 2 0 2
Mon 11/22
W 101-113
31 30 1 3 4 6 1 0 2
Sat 11/20
W 105-115
34 19 1 3 4 9 1 0 4
Wed 11/17
W 99-110
35 18 0 0 0 11 1 0 6
Mon 11/15
W 111-129
30 23 0 4 4 6 1 0 5
Sun 11/14
W 100-120
31 42 2 6 8 10 1 0 5