Who is Trae Young?

If you are a sports geek, you might be well aware of Trae Young. Trae Young is an American professional Basketball player who has been playing for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Trae Young is the only player to lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season. As a result, he is widely known as Ice Trae.

Until now, Young has been awarded two NBA All-Star titles. Today we are going to talk about this NBA paper in detail.

Trae Young Biography
Trae Young Biography

But, before all this, let’s know about Trae Young in detail through some quick facts.

Quick facts

Full NameRayford Trae Young
Also known asTrae Young
BirthdateSeptember 19, 1998
Age 24 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsPositive: Humble, self-effacing, and practical
Negative: Chronic overthinker, stubborn, overly judgmental
BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, USA
Currently residingAtlanta, GA, USA
NationalityAmerican 
EthnicityMixed
Height6 feet 1 inch
Eyes ColorBlack
Hair ColorCurly black
TattoosTriceps, right forearm, and waist
EducationNorman North High school
ParentsRayford Young (father)
Candice Dawn Nachtigall (mother)
SiblingsCaitlyn Young (younger sister)
Camryn Young (younger sister)
Timothy Young (younger brother)
Marital StatusEngaged
SpouseShelby Miller (fiancé)
ChildrenTydus Reign Young (son)
Profession Basketball Player
Net Worth$20 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Early life and childhood

The literal meaning of Rayford is counsel and protection, which is derived from the Germanic word. This player was born on September 19, 1998.

Trae’s real name is Rayford Trae Young. He was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Young spent most of his childhood in Pampa, Texas. When he was a kid, Young enrolled in Norman North High school.

Parents

Trae’s father, Rayford Young, was born in Pampa, Texas. As a matter of fact, he is a professional basketball player who made it to Sr. Texas Techs team.

Trae’s mother, Candice Nachgtigall, was raised in Lubbock, Texas. She was born to pastors Pau Lee and Vicki Nachgtigall.

Rayford with his parents
Trae Young with his parents

Trae’s parents fell in love when they were in high school. They encountered each other in Pampa High School, and the rest is history. The duo was dating each other when Candice became pregnant with Trae.

Trae Young siblings

Many might be well aware that Trae is the eldest kid in the family with three other siblings. In addition, he is blessed to have 1 brother, Timothy Young, and 2 younger sisters, Camryn Young and Caitlyn Young.

His sister Caitlyn Young was one of the top volleyball players.

Trae Young wife

Shelby Miller

Shelby Miller is the daughter of a famous American coach and former basketball player, Mike Miller born on the 25th day of October in 1995.

Trae Young was a basketball player during their college days, and his other half was surprisingly a hot cheerleader. Their love blossomed even when they were studying at the University of Oklahoma.

Trae Young and Shelby Miller
Trae Young and Shelby Miller

The college sweetheart was so madly in love that Miller decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to be with Trae.

During an interview, the duo confessed that they dream of parenting three children in the future. The duo are already engaged since 2021 and are planning their weddings.

Trae Young son

Although the duo is not married, they already parent one child. So yes, Miller gave birth to a baby boy on June 2nd, 2022.

Trae Young and Shelby Miller with their newborn, Tydus
Trae Young and Shelby Miller with their newborn, Tydus

The duo decided to name their first child Tydus Reign Young. The baby boy weighed about 61 pounds and 10 ounces when he was born.

Career

Junior Career

Trae was determined to be a basketball player at a very young age. He started playing for his team when he was in his sophomore.

Young used to have an average of 25 points per game which eventually led him to win the game. Later, he was named Oklahoma’s Sophomore of the year.

Trae Young playing for Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young playing for Atlanta Hawks

After rigorous training and hardship, Rayford improved his game. As a result, his team won a regional title and was placed second in 2016, Oklahoma Class 6A.

With 42.6 points per game, Ice Trae was named Oklahoma’s player of the Year. In 2017, he studied at the University of Oklahoma.

During his senior years, Trae was compared to Stephen Curry. Yet, surprisingly, Young was named the Big 12’s Freshman of the Year.

In addition, Young had a school-record of an average of 25 points, four rebounds per game, and five assists.

High School Career

As soon as Rayford Trae played in the Oklahoma Sooners, he scored three assists against the Ball State cardinals within three days.

Surprisingly he led his team for the TCU Horned Frogs, Northwestern State Demons, and Oregon Ducks. However, his team lost against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas State Wildcats.

Eventually, Traehad posted si rebounds, ten assists, and 15 points over Omaha Mavericks. In addition to his, he ended the season with a 48.6 percent assist percentage, 8.7 assists per game, 271 assists, and 848 points.

Moreover, Younge became the recipient of the Wayan Tisdale Award. Later, he also received Big 12’s Freshman of the Year by the end of his tenure.

Awards and recognition

  • Two times NBA All-Star (2020, 2022)
  • 1 All-Rookie Team
  • 6 NBA Player of the Week
  • 4 NBA Rookie of the Month
  • 1 All-NBA
  • All-NBA Third Team (2022)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2019)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2018)
  • Wayman Tisdale Award (2018)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2018)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2018)
Atlanta Hawks Awarded Jason Collier Memorial Trophy
Trae Young Awarded Jason Collier Memorial Trophy

Trae Young NBA regular season stats

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2018–19Atlanta818130.9.418.324.8293.78.1.9.219.1
2019–20Atlanta606035.3.437.361.8604.39.31.1.129.6
2020–21Atlanta636333.7.438.343.8863.99.4.8.225.3
Career20420433.1.431.343.8613.98.9.9.224.1
All-Star2217.5.391.3332.510.01.0.011.5

Also, check out the stats on another NBA player, Alex Antetokounmpo.

List of Trae Young Injury

DATEInjury
03/02/2022Ankle
02/12/2022Hip
01/31/2022Shoulder
01/29/2022Hip
01/04/2022Back
12/18/2021Health And Safety Protocols
12/04/2021Knee
11/25/2021Ankle
06/28/2021Foot
06/19/2021Shoulder
06/17/2021Shoulder
06/15/2021Shoulder
04/21/2021Ankle
04/10/2021Calf
04/02/2021Knee
02/27/2021Adductor
02/04/2021Right Calf
01/31/2021Knee
01/23/2021Back
01/19/2021Heel
01/16/2021Back
01/10/2021Wrist
12/31/2020Right Calf
03/06/2020Illness
02/27/2020Illness
02/08/2020Right Ankle
02/06/2020Ankle
02/04/2020Elbow/Ankle
02/02/2020Ankle
01/22/2020Hamstring
01/11/2020Hamstring
12/27/2019Ankle
12/21/2019Illness
11/26/2019Ankle
10/29/2019Ankle
04/06/2019Rest
01/18/2019Illness
10/20/2018Left Elbow

Trae Young shoes

In 2021, Trae collaborated with multi-national shoe company Adidas and debuted his first signature shoe. He was among the rookies for the big show companies in the year 2018 draft class.

Later, Prolific Point Guard signed a multi-year shoe deal with Adidas. He mixes some of the Adidas more off-the-wall shoes.

Trae Young Shoes
Trae Young Shoes

Trae introduced the N3XT L3V3Ls 2020s in the All-Star game 2020. Young has become one of the faces of the futuristic N3XT L3V3Ls.

When he was in college, young used to wear Nike Kyrie 4 shoes on the court.

Trae Young’s net worth

Being a professional basketball player, there is no denying that Young makes a hefty amount of money from his hobby. For the time being, Trae Young has a total net worth of $20 million.

In 2021 alone, this NBA player signed a huge contract of $207 million with the Atlanta Hawks. The contract is for five years.

Prior to this, the contract started at $72 million, but it escalated by 30% and became $207million in no time. Having a huge sum of money, Young spends it on real estate.

Back in 2019, Young spent about $1.5 million to purchase a house in Norman, Oklahoma. His house consists of lavish five bedrooms, an outdoor pool, a kitchen, and six bathrooms extended into 8100 square feet.

Social Media

Trae Young Instagram

This famous basketball player has gathered more than 4.4 million followers on his Instagram account. You can follow him on the link below;

Instagram: 4.4 million followers

Trae Young Twitter

Trae joined Twitter for the first time in October 2014. Currently, he has more than 1.4 million followers on his Twitter account.

You can follow him on the link below;

Twitter: 1.4 million followers

FAQs

Is Trae Young married?

No, NBA basketball player Trae is not married but engaged to Shelby Miller.

Is Trae Young really 6 feet 2 inches?

As a matter of fact, Trae is 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Who is Trae Young’s dad?

Trae’s father’s name is Rayford Young.

What is Young’s net worth?

Trae Young’s net worth in 2022 is $20 million.

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