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Trae Young gained weight, muscle since end of college season

Trae Young

Trae Young is one of the most intriguing prospects coming into this years NBA Draft. He is one of the most gifted passers of his class, and he can also pull up from anywhere on the court.

One of the questions surrounding Young is just how strong can he get. His body was good-enough with the Oklahoma Sooners to dominate, but the NBA is a different and far more physical ball-game. It looks like Young has taken his pre-draft workouts very seriously, and is apparently now weighing in at 183 lbs, up from about 170 a few months ago. Young is also able to bench 185 pounds fifteen times. When he started training he could only do that six times.

If he can make that many improvements in just a few months once he gets into an NBA weight program, he could become an even more intriguing prospect. Young isn’t shy about how good he thinks he is and has already said he thinks he is the best player in this draft.

“I think I’m the best overall player in this draft,” Young said via ESPN. “My main focus isn’t necessarily to be the best player in this draft. My focus is to be the best player in the NBA. That’s what I’m focusing on each and every day.”

Young also doesn’t care about comparisons and is just trying to be the best version of Trae Young that he can be.

“I love the comparisons,” Young said. “He’s a two-time MVP and a champion. I love the comparison, but I feel like I bring a lot of different things from different players, different players’ games to the table. I’m just trying to be the best version of Trae Young. That’s all that matters to me. I’m just getting started in this thing. Hopefully I can achieve some of those things.”