Trae Young Biography

Trae Young is a young and efficient professional American basketball player who currently plays for his team Atlanta Hawks which is a team of the National Basketball Association. He was previously known as the player for his college basketball team called the Oklahoma Sooners where he was one of the ace players of the team.

Early Life

Trae Young was born on September 19 in 1998. He was born to his parents Candice Young, his mother, and his father Rayford Young in Lubbock located in Texas in the United States of America. Trae’s father was also a basketball player who played for Texas Tech in Europe. Trae is known to have a brother called Tim and two younger sisters called Caitlyn and Camryn. As a student, he attended Norman High School which is located in his home town Norman Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, Trae attended Oklahoma College from 2017 to 2018 where he studies and majored in the field of sports. He also played basketball for his college team Oklahoma Sooners.

Trae Young Career

He started his basketball career in his high school where he played first in his sophomore year during which he averaged 25 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. His game eventually improved in his junior year of high school when he scored an average of 34.2 average points 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He then played in his Senior Season and scored an average of 42.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and also 4.1 assists and shot at a 48.9% rate. In 2017, he was offered to be recruited by,, and ESPN. He was considered as the best second point guard by ESPN while others considered him the best Third pointer guard and the Shooter guard but ended up being recruited by ESPN.

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On February 16, 2017, Young committed to play for the Oklahoma Sooner and on November 12, he recorded 15 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds when his team won against Omaha Mavericks. After his college debut, he recorded 22 points and then a season-high 13 assists and won the next game against Ball State Cardinals. He then won against Oregon Ducks and scored a season-high again with 43 points. On December 19, Trae committed to play a single game with NCAA and won against Northwestern State Demons and was picked for the 2018 NBA draft. On June 21, 2018, Trae was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks of the 2018 NBA Draft to join his team Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Luka Doncic.


Trae officially signed with the Hawks in July 2018. On November 19, Trae’s team lost to Los Angeles Clippers after which he scored a career-high of 36 points on February 25, 2019, but the team lost to Houston Rockets. Trae scored 36 points and made his team win against Minnesota Timberwolves on 27th February 2019. On March 1, Trae scored a career-high of 49 points but scored an overtime loss against Chicago Bulls, and on March 31, Trae scored a game-winner and scores 12 points and won against Milwaukee Bucks. On 24 October 2019 and November 29, 2019, his team lost against Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers.

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Trae recorded 45 points on January 26, 2020, after which he scored a career-high of 50 points on February 20. On December 23, 2020, he scored 37 points and won against Chicago Bulls, and on May 23, 2021, Trae made his NBA playoff debut winning against New York Knicks. Trae joined Le Bron James, Chris Paul, and Derrick Rose as the only player in league history to record 30 points and 10 assists during their playoff debut. 

Trae Young Biography

Real Name Rayford Trae Young
Birth Date September 19, 1998
Age (as of 2023) 22 Years
Birth Place Lubbock, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Rayford Young
Mother Candice Young
Sister Caitlyn Young, Camryn Young
Brother Timothy Young


School Norman North High School
College University of Oklahoma

Relationship Status

Marital Status Engaged
Affair No
Who is his fiancee/girlfriend? Shelby Miller

Personal Life

Back in November 2022, Trae Young announced his engagement with his long-time sweetheart Shelby Millers. Shelby is an accomplished dancer and cheerleader. The couple first met for the first time when Trae used to play for Oklahoma Sooners and Shelby was completing her graduation there. They started dating in 2018 and ever since then, they are living together. Even, when Trae was drafted by the Hawks, she shifted to Atlanta from Norman in order to be with him.

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Trae Young Net Worth

Based on the reports, Trae earns an annual average salary of $43 million per year quite comfortably. Trae signed a five-year contract deal worth $215 million with Atlanta Hawks. As of 2023, he made a whopping $63 million from his NBA career via salary while and based on his stardom he is likely to make $241 million by the end of the 2026-2027 season.  


  • Trae comes from a family of basketball players as his uncle was also a professional player under NAIA.
  • He was a member of the U.S. men’s national U18 team which was the winner of the 2016 FIBA Americas Under 18- Championship.
  • Young was featured in the documentary series Donovan Mitchell in the second season of “Rookie on the Rise.”
  • Trae was named the McDonald’s All-American in 2017.
  • Young also won the title of NCAA season assists leader, NCAA season scoring leader, Big 12 Freshman of the Year, First Team All-Big 12, and Consensus first-team All-American in 2018.
  • Trae also won the title of NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2019.
  • He was labeled as the NBA All-Star in 2020.

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