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Trae Young’s girlfriend: Shelby Miller

There’s arguably no bigger killer in such a small frame in the NBA today than Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young. The former Oklahoma Sooners mini-dynamo is years deep into his pro career, but he still looks as though he’s required to show some identification when trying to purchase liquor. Young is like the basketball version of Napoleon out there, conquering big-market teams as he tries to expand Atlanta’s empire in the Eastern Conference. But it’s not just the confidence of Hawks fans that Trae Young has won over. He has also captured the heart of the charming Shelby Miller. And, nope. we’re not talking about someone who throws four-seamers in MLB. This Shelby Miller is the one true love of Trae Young and we’re about to find out more about her in this piece. Ladies and gentlemen, Trae Young’s girlfriend, Shelby Miller.

Trae Young’s Girlfriend: Shelby Miller

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Shelby Young was born on October 25, 1995, which makes her almost three years older than Young. The Hawks guard came into the world on September 19, 1998. Shelby is from Norman, Oklahoma, while Young is from Lubbock, Texas.

Norman will always have a special place in Shelby’s heart not only because she was born there, but also because that’s the place where she and Young first met — at the University of Oklahoma, in particular. Young played college ball for the Sooners and wreaked havoc in the Big 12 during the 2017-18 season. In that lone year with the Sooners, Young averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 dimes in 35.4 minutes per game. He was already being projected as a high NBA Draft pick at the time, though many questioned whether he could make it big in the pros given his size.

One person who surely didn’t doubt Trae Young’s promise was Shelby Miller, who was a cheerleader for the Sooners back then. While NBA scouts were drooling all over Young as they watched him drive the Sooners’ high-powered offense, Shelby was right there at Oklahoma games witnessing her future boyfriend lay the foundation of what would eventually become a stellar career with the Hawks.

Trae Young’s girlfriend also cheered for the Oklahoma Sooners’ football team in 2018, the last year of Kyler Murray’s career in Norman, which meant that she also entertained the crowd while the most lethal offense — arguably — in NCAA football went to work that season.

According to Showbiz CheatSheet, Shelby Miller and Trae Young began dating in 2018, the same year that Young was drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks before the team traded him to Atlanta along with a future pick in exchange for Luka Doncic. 

If you scroll down long enough on Shelby’s Instagram account, you would come across a post of herself and Trae Young showing the two having a good time on the morning before the 2018 NFL Draft with the following caption:

“Wishing the best of luck to my mans tonight! Go get that dream bby!❤️ You make me look good b😏”

Trae Young’s girlfriend doesn’t post a lot of pictures or updates on Instagram about her parents, but we know that she’s the daughter of Sherri and Mike. Sherri Miller works as an adjunct instructor and intern supervisor at the University of Oklahoma, while Mike is a Vice President at EnviroProducts. Will we see Young becoming an endorser of Mike’s company one day? That remains to be seen, but as long a Trae and Shelby are together, that should be at least a distant possibility.

On Facebook, Trae Young’s girlfriend posted a Happy Birthday greeting to Sherri back in January 2021, which shows that she’s definitely close to her mother.

“The expression “Got it from my Mama!” Doesn’t do us justice! Happy Birthday to the sweetest mama, Mimi and best friend! You’re so loved and cherished Sherr Bear🐻 I love you!❤️”

In one Instagram post dated December 2018, Shelby and Trae were seen having a good time in The Big Apple. Ice Trae’s girlfriend accompanied that photo with the following caption that, in retrospect, sounded like a bit of a portent for the New York Knicks.

“The only 🍎 in my eye! Loved exploring New York with you! Can’t wait to see you play in @MSG!♥️”

Years later, Young would put on a show in a playoff series against the Knicks, spoiling the Knickerbockers’ first appearance in the postseason in almost a decade.

Shelby Miller and Trae Young are an adorable couple and we just hope that they’ll be together for a long time — longer than the insane shots Trae is regularly launching from near the logo.