Pro expectations were high for Trae Young after becoming the first player to lead the NCAA in both points and assist in a season. After one year at Oklahoma, Young was drafted 5th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Soon thereafter, he was traded alongside a draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for the 3rd pick in Luka Doncic.
Young started his rookie season off with buckets while Luka was also setting the league on fire. While Young was smaller compared to other point guards, his ability to knock down the long three makes Trae a threat on offense. “Ice” Trae used his cold, long-range marksmanship to pile on the points, while still utilizing his vision to find the open man.
While Luka went on to win the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year award, Young finished strong with multiple 30-point games as well as a few game-winners.
Prior to the NBA Draft, Trae Young signed a multiyear deal with adidas to endorse their sneakers. This includes the Harden Vol. 3, as well as the laceless N3XT L3V3L style. You can check his other footwear and signature career moments below.
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