Trae Young Biography

( 1998 - )
January 30, 2020
First published on:December 21, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Trae Young

Date of Birth: 1998, September 19
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Rayford Trae Young
Birth Place Lubbock, Texas, United States
Famous Name Trae Young
Father Rayford Young
Mother Candice Young
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary $6,571,800
Height 1.85 m
Weight 82 kg
Nationality American
Currently Married No
Girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller

Rayford Trae Young better known as Trae Young is an American professional basketball Point guard for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with a 5th overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft but was traded to Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Luka Doncic and a future first-round pick.

He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma and was selected as a McDonald's All-American in January 2017 and is regarded as one of the best young prospects in basketball. He was second to NBA Rookie of the Year in 2019 and was also selected to the 2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Trae Young Net Worth and Endorsements; How much does he earn annually?

As of 2020, Trae Young has an estimated net worth over $5 million, including all of his properties and incomes. Furthermore, his total NBA career earnings ais $5,356,440. Currently under a 2 year / $11,629,440 contract with the Atlanta Hawks, in 2018-19, Young will earn a base salary of $5,356,440, while carrying a cap hit of $5,356,440 and a dead cap value of $11,629,440.

Year Salary
2018 $5,356,440
2019 $6,273,000
2020 $6,571,800

Young's annual salary in 2020 is $6,273,000 while he will earn $6,571,800 next season. The contract also include the option of two years with $8,326,471 and $11,040,900 as annual salary respectively.

Trae Young flaunting his car SOURCE: [email protected]

Basketball is the only source of his income as he isn't linked with any endorsing brands or companies. He agreed to a sneaker deal with Adidas ahead of his NBA Draft that will pay him $1.8 million annually. There is no doubt that he will be boosting his worth in years to came as he is just 19 years old.

Trae Young Personal Life; Who is his Girlfriend?

Trae Young has just begun his professional career and is focused on his career. Young is currently dating his girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller. Shelby is an OU cheerleader.

Trae Young and his Girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller SOURCE: The Sports Daily

His girlfriend has posted many photos taken together with him with lovely captions. However, Trae hasn't posted a single photo of his girlfriend on his social sites.

Taking a look at his official social media, we can say that Trae is single and slightly serious towards his basketball career.

Trae Young Early Life

Trae Young was born as Rayford Trae Young on 19 September 1998. He was born to American parents, Rayford Young and Candice Young, in Norman, Oklahoma, along with his two brothers, Camryn Young and Timothy Young, and a sister, Caitlyn Young.

He attended Norman North High School in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma. His father played basketball at Texas Tech and professionally in Europe. He is an American citizen.

Trae Young College career

Trae Young began his college basketball career with the Oklahoma Sooners on February 16, 2017. He made his debut for the college team on 12 November 2017, recording 15 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds in a win over Omaha University.

In his second match, Young recorded 22 points and a season-high 13 assists in a win over Ball State University. He tied the NCAA single-game assists record with 22, while also recording 26 points in a blowout 105–68 win against the Northwestern State Demons.

Trae Young NBA Career

In the 2018 NBA draft, Young was picked with the 5th overall by the Dallas Mavericks on June 21, 2018. However, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks along with with a protected future first-round pick in exchange for the rights to the 3rd overall pick Luka Doncic, as an attempt to rebuild the Hawks.

Trae Young Crossover Highlights:

Upon arrival, he joined the team alongside Justin Anderson, Jaylen Adams, and Vince Carter

Trae was selected as a backcourt starter for the NBA All-Star getting the highest votes among Eastern Conference guard more than Kemba Walker. He is the third in the highest points per game in 2020 and has the second-best assists per game only behind Lebron James.

Trae Young International Career

Trae Young has represented his national team in several junior tournaments and still hasn't appeared for the United States senior national team. He was the member of the national U-18 team that won a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship held in Chile.


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