Hawks’ Trae Young admits hilarious discovery while binging his high school highlights
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, many NBA players have resorted to some quirky activities during this halt of the regular season. Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks was nostalgic due to the sudden stop, opting to watch some of his high school highlights to pass the time.
Young admitted to going back to look up his own glory, one he was enjoying only three years ago.
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Young looks nearly the same in these highlights — still the lanky, shifty kid from Norman, Oklahoma. To be fair, Young was a soaking-wet 150-pound point guard in high school before he graduated and went on to play for the University of Oklahoma.
The Hawks sharpshooter was dazzling with his handle, despite not playing during his freshman year of high school.
Young averaged 25.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 5.0 assists per game as a sophomore at Norman North High School, per USA Basketball. He would make a significant jump in his junior season, posting 34.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists as he led the team to a 28–4 record that year, which earned him the title of Oklahoma’s Player of the Year.
His senior season, which is referenced in the video above, was his best as he averaged a monstrous 42.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while also shooting at 48.9% from the floor.
After dominating at Oklahoma, Young was drafted by the Hawks and took a few months to adjust to the size and physicality of the NBA, but he would regain his footing midway through the season.
In 2019-20, Young saw a breakthrough second season in the league, averaging 29.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game before the league suspended operations after the outbreak of the coronavirus.