Just a week after LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan lit the Drew League on fire, there are two more high-profile names set to take the floor in Southern California on Saturday. Atlanta Hawks stars Trae Young and John Collins will suit up for the Black Pearl Elite, the same team that Bron and DeRozan played against last weekend.
Trae Young and John Collins are coming to the Drew League.
They will play for Black Pearl Elite tomorrow — the team that pushed LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan to the last possesion last week.
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Trae Young did hint at wanting to play in the Drew League after seeing The King drop 42 points:
Damn Bron & Ky hooped in the Drew today?! I’m jumping in a game soon.!! @DrewLeague 🤫❄️
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 16, 2022
Young has played in the Drew League in years passed therefore it wouldn’t be a new experience for him. The Hawks guard is coming off a tremendous campaign as well, averaging 28.7 points, 9.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 38% from downtown. Versatile as can be. He’s now got a legitimate running mate in Atlanta too after they acquired Spurs star Dejounte Murray in a blockbuster trade this summer.
As for Collins, he’s found his name in trade rumors for many months but it appears he will be staying with the Hawks. It’s also pretty cool that Trae Young and Collins will play together on the same team in the Drew League as a bit of an offseason run.
It’ll be hard to top LeBron and DeRozan, but knowing Young in particular, he’s undoubtedly going to give the fans a show with his swag and style on the court, especially with his nifty handles. The fans probably won’t be piling in like last weekend, though. Nevertheless, they can expect some top-notch entertainment on Saturday afternoon.