Famous Friday: Trae Young 

Trae Young with mother, Candice, and father, Ray.

We told you back in January how awesome Trae Young was, didn’t we? Well, I’ve got an update for you on this 19 year old who just finished his freshman year of college. Trae Young woke up this morning as an All-American college basketball player from the University of Oklahoma and will go to bed tonight (if he doesn’t stay up all night celebrating) as the 5th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.  He woke up a Sooner and will end the night as a Hawk. Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, Trae was quickly traded to the Atlanta Hawks. 

One of college basketball’s biggest stars, Trae is expected by many to become the league’s next Steph Curry. He is a player who opens up the floor with his deep three pointers and is a great passer. In fact, he led the country in both points and assists!! He is the first player to hold both of those records at the same time. Trae even holds the NCAA single game record for assists in one game at 22. Trae, who is 6’2″ and 180 lbs., played his high school basketball at Norman North High School where he was a McDonalds All American. He was also a member of the U.S. men’s national U18 team that won a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. His list of accolades is a long one!

His Dad, Ray, was a former Big 10 player at Texas Tech who played some professional ball in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Ray married Candice, his high school sweetheart, and had four children, Trae, his younger brother Timothy, and two younger sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn. The close-knit family regularly goes to church together.

-Karson Baldwin, President, Project RACE Teens

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