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Trae Young

Basketball Player at NBA

Rayford Young
Rayford Young, latest posts source: Instagram

Trae Young turned out to be just like his father. Indeed, Young is the blooming factor in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a young star, he has proved his point to earn his spot.

Young plays for the Atlanta Hawks after his trade from the Dallas Mavericks. Nevertheless, Trae is the only player to ever lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season.

Early in his life, Young stood as a local celebrity, and now he has been like a sensation.

Despite trying hard, Young did have unexpected comments regarding his appearances and plays.

However, Young didn’t take any of them seriously. Altogether he started college, joined his passion, and played professionally.

Trae Young | Early Life

Young’s full name is Rayford Trae Young. He was born on the 19th of September, 1998, in Lubbock, Texas.

Additionally, Young is the eldest son of Candice and Rayford Young. Moreover, his sisters, Caitlyn Young, and Camryn Young while the youngest is their brother, Timothy Young.

Altogether, Young had a peaceful childhood. His family is into sports so he had an early passion for that field.

Ethnicity| What is Young’s Origin?

Trae Young was born in the United States, he is an American citizen. But, his parents, his father, Rayford, is an African-American.

Likewise, his mother, Candice, is Caucasian.

Father| Rayford Young Sr.

Trae’s father Young was born to a poor oiler in a small-town Pampa, Texas, on May 11, 1977. Indeed, Young’s basketball path wasn’t easy. Although, he made it first to Sr. Texas Tech’s team.

Young became a standout player on that team, with an average of 14.1 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.2 rebounds.

Similarly, Young also had 37.9 percent of three-point line shooting. After his college, Young entered the NBA and went undrafted.

However, Young retired from his sports career after he had a family at a young age.  Therefore, he started working as a graduate assistant job under Kelvin Sampson in Oklahoma.

Following it, he later gained another degree and commenced working in medical equipment sales.

Education| High School 

Rayford Trae Young finished his high school education at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma. During high school, he only commenced playing basketball in his sophomore year.

Altogether, Young’s high school record is an average of 25 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. During his tenure, Young has claimed the 2015 area championship and was named Oklahoma’s sophomore of the Year.

After Young’s graduation, he was named one of the best players of 2017 and the second-best point guard prospect.

Finally, he devoted himself to the University of Oklahoma as a five-star recruit.

Rayford Young | Professional Career

Trae’s father bought him closer to the game and got him started. After Young’s two regular seasons in college, he decided to forgo his three years.

Young announced his intentions to enter the 2018 NBA Draft, by the end of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Initially, the Dallas Mavericks drafted Young as the fifth pick overall in the first round in 2018.

However, Young was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks and signed with the team officially on October 21.

Awards & Achievements

To date, Rayford has served various game types on display, from defensive battles to deep 3-pointers.

Many fans believe he can bring the new demonstration as a new age point guard. Not to deny, Young has portrayed quick dribbles and far-stretched points from the arc.

Currently, Young maintains an awesome average of 3.9 rebounds, and 8.8 assists, with an average of 33.1 minutes of plays in every game.

Apart from his game, Young has also featured in the 2nd season of the Young Hollywood original document series “Rookie on the Rise.”

Therefore, the documentary represents the young’s journey for the Rookie of the Year.

Net Worth, Salary, and Contracts

Rayford Trae Young’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Furthermore, complimented with a base salary of $6,273,000.

Additionally, Rayford’s contract with the Atlanta Hawks earns him $15,167,700 for the first three years in the league.

Altogether, his contract with the Hawks is worth a total of $26,527,711, and besides that, he also earns through his endorsements for Adidas.

Also, Young’s multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Adidas is worth $1.8 million.

Trae Young | Personal Life 

Fame possesses that knack that can table turn any things in a time. Even the highly loved and famed ones get buried in a hole and can get criticized.

Likewise, Young has been hearing negative stuff from time to time since his early days.

Father-Son Duo

Rayford supports Trae ever since the early days. They would have long drives together to play basketball for weekend trips. Glancing back, Rayford used to teach him the sport when he was just five years old child.

Initially, they practiced dribbling, shooting, and layups, and later by middle school, Trae could put up 100 shots every time.

During his freshman years, Rayford bagged into National Television, and they had his initial interview in their living room.

Also, his father had season tickets for Thunder games, and then New Orleans Hornets play in Oklahoma City Thunder.

Not to mention, Rayford had also given Trae lessons on how to spend money wisely in the future.

Furthermore, Rayford had also taught him smart financial habits during high school regarding managing money and building credit.

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Body Measurements, Height, Weight

Trae has accumulated a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters). Similarly, his weight is 82 kg.

Likewise, he is blessed with brown curly short hair.

Furthermore, Young has a light shade of beard along with black eyes. In addition, Rayford has made a tattoo on the left side of his waist, right forearm, and triceps.

Trae has his own signature shoes the Adidas Trae Young 1 made from 50% recycled content. His size is 12.

Relationship with Girlfriend 

Trae Young is been together since the year 2018 with Shelby Danae Miller. She plays the role of a cheerleader.

Rayford Young
Rayford Young with his girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller source; Instagram

Shelby Miller opened her eyes on October 25, 1995. She has taken birth from Mike and Sherry Miller. Likewise, Miller was born in Norman, Oklahoma, and has one sibling.

Moreover, Shelby’s father is the vice president of sales & marketing at EnviroProducts.

On the other hand, her mother works as an instructor at the University of Oklahoma.

Although Rayford doesn’t post about himself and his girlfriend on social media. However, we can find their pictures on Shelby’s Instagram posts.

Social Media Presence

Rayford is quite active on social media platforms. Shelby’s Instagram link is below:

Instagram : 36.3k followers

Instagram: 4.2 million followers

Twitter: 1.3 million followers

Rayford Tare Young | FAQs

What is the wingspan of Rayford Trae Young?

He has a wingspan of 1.88 m.

What is the jersey number of Rayford Trae Young?

Trae Young’s jersey number is 11 for the Atlanta Hawks.

What car does Trae Young drive?

Young drives a matte black Audi R8.

How tall is Rayford Young?

He has accumulated a height of 1.85m.

What is he known for?

Young is a first-time NBA all-star in the year 2020. Rayford is only the second NBA opposing player to score 30 or more points at Madison Square Garden. 

Why does Trae Young wear 11?

Although tare loves number 3 and has been wearing it since high school. However, he wore No.11 in one of the games and everything has been the same ever since then says the basketball player.

Quick Facts

Full Name Rayford Trae Young
Date of Birth September 19, 1998
Birth Place Lubbock, Texas
Nick Name None
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American and Caucasian
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 23 years old
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Rayford Young (Sr.)
Mother’s Name Candice Dawn Nachtigall (Young)
Siblings Three siblings; Caitlyn Young, Camryn Young, and Timothy Young
Education Norman North High School
University of Oklahoma
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Shelby Danae Miller
Profession Basketball player
Position Point Guard
League National Basketball Association (NBA)
Affiliations Atlanta Hawks
Active Years 2018-present
Net Worth At least $5 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Biographies (Kindle Edition), Lerner Sports: Sports All-Stars
Last Update April 2022

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Written by Keshaa Perry

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