Famous Friday: Trae Young
You’ve probably heard of the Oklahoma Sooner who is taking his sport by storm. No, I’m not talking about Baker Mayfield. I’m talking about the stellar shooting guard who is leading not only his team, but the entire NCAA in points and assists per game. He’s even drawn comparisons to one of the NBA’s most talented point guards, Steph Curry. As well as getting praise from the two time MVP himself.
Curry Said, “I call it the flair, but it seems like he’s always composed and knows what he’s trying to do every time he has the ball in his hands. He shoots a lot of deep threes and has a creativity to his game that’s just so fluid to watch.”
Rayford Trae Young was born on September 19, 1998, in Lubbock, Texas to Rayford, his black father, and Candice, his white mother, and grew up in Norman, Oklahoma. He is the oldest of four children. His father, Rayford played college basketball and also played professionally in Europe, making basketball a huge part of Trae’s life from a very young age. Trae became an All American high school player and went on to play at the University of Oklahoma where he is now playing an incredible brand of basketball, even tying the NCAA record for assists in a game. Some people think he has a good shot at Player of the Year and he’s only a freshman.
-Karson Baldwin, Project RACE Teens President
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