American basketball has been many young stars emerge among which Trae Young is a new name. The young lad is going fine with his NBA career with Atlanta Hawks after promising college commitment with Oklahoma Sooners.
Short Bio: Age, Height, Parents
Trae Young, age 21, was born as Rayford Trae Young on 19 September 1998 in Lubbock, Texas. He is the oldest child of his parents, Candice Young and Rayford Young. His father, Rayford, previously played basketball at Texas Tech and had his professional stint in Europe. Trae’s siblings include a younger brother, Timothy, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn.
Trae Young and his siblings on Christmas 2018 (Picture: Trae’s Instagram)
Standing at a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m), Trae grew up in Norman, Oklahoma. There, he attended Norman North High School and began his amateur basketball career. Later, the young prospect headed to Oklahoma University only to prosper his sporting credentials.
Career Stats, Salary
It just took one college season for Trae Young to book his place in the NBA league. As a freshman for Oklahoma Sooners, he recorded the regular season stats of 271 assists, 161 turnovers, 848 points, 27.4 points per game, and 8.7 assists per game in as many as 32 starts.
Following that, Trae was picked fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft on 21 June 2018. However, Mavericks traded him to the Atlanta Hawks and he officially signed a contract with the Hawks on 1 July 2018. Trae recorded a season-high 35 points and 11 assists in the Hawk’s 133-111 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Reportedly, Trae’s salary at the Atlanta Hawks reads the figure of $5,363,280 in the 2018/19 season. Besides, his salary for the 2019/20 season is expected to be $6,281,280.
Who Is Trae Young Dating?
The NBA freshman has already met his match. That’s right! Trae Young is dating Oklahoma University cheerleader Shelby Danae Miller. The pair first met on the campus and soon the sparks flew between them.
Trae Young and girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller exploring around New York on 22 December 2018 (Picture: Shelby’s Instagram)
Born on 25 October 1995, Shelby is the daughter to the vice president of sales & Marketing dad and University of Oklahoma’s adjunct instructor mom. She seems to be enjoying a blissful romance with her basketball star boyfriend as her Instagram account is filled with the pictures of two.
Some Interesting Facts About Trae Young
- Trae’s uncle was a college basketball player who played under the NAIA.
- He was considered one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class by ESPN, Scout.com, and Rivals.com.
- Trae was part of the U.S. Men’s National U18 team that bagged a goal medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.