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Atlanta Hawks | #11 | Guard











6'1" | 164lb | 23 years

Player Bio


HOW TRAE JOINED THE HAWKS: Acquired by the Hawks from the Dallas Mavericks, along with a protected 2019 firstround draft pick, in exchange for the draft rights to Luka Doncic, the third overall pick, on June 21, 2018 • Chosen by Dallas with the fifth overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft as an early-entry candidate • Signed to a contract with the Hawks on July 1, 2018. • LAST SEASON (2018-19): Unanimously selected to NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 19.1 ppg, 8.1 apg and 3.7 rpg in 30.9 mpg (.418 FG%, .324 3FG%, .829 FT%) in 81 contests (all starts) • Among qualifying NBA rookies, ranked 1st in apg (4th in the NBA), 2nd in ppg (34th in the NBA) and FT%, 3rd in mpg, 6th in spg and 10th in rpg • Scored in doublefigures 71 times (including 37 games with at least 20 pts, nine contests with at least 30 pts and one game with at least 40 pts) and had two double-digit rebounding nights • His 156 3FGM are first in Hawks rookie history and the second-most in NBA history by a rookie age 20 or younger • Notched the first triple-double ever recorded by an Atlanta Hawks rookie, totaling 23 pts, 11 assts and 10 rebs on 3/9 v/BKN • Knocked down at least five 3FGM in seven contests, the most by a rookie in 2018-19 • Became the first rookie in history to amass four contests with at least 30 pts, 10 assts and five 3FGM • Selected as the Kia NBA Rookie of the Month a franchise-record four times (Oct./Nov., Jan., Feb., March/April) • Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 18-24, becoming the only rookie in either conference to win the weekly award in 2018-19 • Became third rookie ever to post at least 19.1 pts and 8.0 assts (Robertson, Stoudamire) • Led all rookies in total pts (1,549) and total assts (653) • Led the Eastern Conference in total assts (2nd in the NBA), becoming the first rookie to lead a conference in assts since 1995-96 and first rookie since 1987-88 to finish among the NBA’s top two assisters • Led the Eastern Conference with 18 20-pt/10-asst games • Recorded 30 double-doubles • SEASON HIGHS: 49 pts v/CHI (3/1), 10 rebs (2x), 17 assts v/LAC (11/19), 3 stls (4x), 1 blk (15x), 17 FGM v/CHI (3/1), 8 3FGM @HOU (2/25), 16 FTM @MIN (2/27), 56 mins v/CHI (3/1).


In his only season at Oklahoma, averaged 27.4 points, 8.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 35.4 minutes, starting 32 games (.422 FG%, .360 3FG%, .861 FT%) • Consensus First Team All-American after becoming the first player in Division I history to lead the nation in scoring and assists • Scoring average was the highest in Big-12 history and his assists per game rank second on the all-time list • The Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year award winner, was also a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team member and named the conference’s Freshman and Newcomer of the Year • Became the first major conference player in NCAA history to tally 800 points and 250 assists in a single season • Recorded four games of 40-or-more points.


Born in Lubbock, TX • Son of Rayford and Candice Young, and his father played collegiately at Texas Tech and professionally in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain • Has a brother, Timothy and two sisters, Caitlyn and Camryn • In August 2019, named an Honorary Board Member at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK • Averaged 42.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 4.1 apg (.489 FG%) as a senior at Norman North High School • Earned McDonald’s All-American honors as a senior and named Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017 • Competed in the Jordan Brand Classic in 2017 • Won the McDonald’s All-American Three-Point Contest and was runner-up at the High School Three-Point contest at the Final Four • A fan of Steve Nash growing up