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Trae Young

Team Name:
Height:

6’2 Feet

Weight:

180 LBS

Position:

G

Jersey Number:

11

Birth Place:

Norman, OK, USA

Trae Young Future of the NBA ?

Trae Young:

The story of the nation this season, a true freshman looking like a unanimous All-American and runaway player of the year. Trae Young has led his Oklahoma Sooners to a 10-1 record heading into conference play while putting up an NBA 2K stat line of 28.7 PPG, 10.4 APG, 1.8 SPG (ESPN). He set an Oklahoma record and tied the all time NCAA record for assists in a game with his 22 assist performance vs Northwestern State

, he has seamlessly made the transition from high school to college showing fluidity on the court and high basketball IQ. Young is a next generation point guard, the pick and roll style of the current NBA suits him perfectly and we are seeing a lot of Stephen Curry influence in his game.

He is an elite talent all-around: Young pulls up on the dime from anywhere within around 30 feet, finishes around the rim with ease, and has record breaking vision. Trae Young is changing college basketball, if he keeps this pace throughout the season it is going to be hard for any NBA franchise to turn him down with the #1 pick this June. 

 

NBA Comparison: Stephen Curry / Steve Nash

Trae Young vs Collin Sexton Top PG Battle

On Saturday as a part of the the SEC - Big 12 Matchup on ESPN Alabamb will host Oklahoma at 2:15 ET. Really its Trae Young vs Collin Sexton , 2 of the Nations Top PGs going head to head. Last time we saw this matchup was when Lonzo Ball went up against Markelle Fultz.

 

Sexton was top Ranked PG ( 5th Overall ) in High School Last Season, Young was the 4th Ranked PG ( 23rd Overall ). Both Players are Projected to go Top 10 in this years NBA draft

25 NBA Teams ( 55 Scouts ) will be in Tuscaloosa to watch the Match up of Trae and Sexton. 

Trae Young is a Long Range Shooter who draws Comparsions from Steph Curry and Steve Nash. He leads the Nation in Points ( 30.3 ) and Assist ( 9.3 ). 95.8% of his Jump shots comes from behind the arc ( 40.7% ).. 

Trae Young NBA Draft Profile

Trae Young: 6’1 178 19 years old Oklahoma

 

Strengths:

 

- ELITE 3 point shooter. Shoots at a high level when spotting up, coming off the dribble, and coming off of screens.

- Has valuable experience carrying a team, he diligently led the short-handed Sooners all year. Handled himself with high regard and showed leadership during times of great media scrutiny.

- Led Division I with 27.4 PPG and 8.7 APG as a freshman!

- Exceptional ball handling, He fits the spread pick & roll style of today’s NBA.

- Good mid range game, especially utilizing floaters. This is important given his smaller frame because he has to use touch and finesse to get over strong defenders.

- Skillful passer, he is able to make the easy passes along with the difficult ones.

- Flashy, he likes to make the difficult/exciting play. Some see this as a weakness but his ability to make these plays shows another level of talent.

- Above average finishing ability with great potential. He is only 19 years old and shows skillful finishes but is inconsistent.

 

Weaknesses:

 

- Needs to get stronger, as is the case for most 19 year olds.

- Defensive intensity/ability is lacking, if that does not improve he will be targeted and picked on defensively in the NBA.

 

Bottom Line/NBA Perspective:

 

The story of the nation this season, a true freshman leading the entire nation in PPG(27.4) and APG(8.7). He set an Oklahoma record and tied the all time NCAA record for assists in a game with his 22 assist performance vs Northwestern State, he has seamlessly made the transition from high school to college showing fluidity on the court and high basketball IQ. Young is a next generation point guard, the pick and roll style of the current NBA suits him perfectly and we are seeing a lot of Stephen Curry influence in his game. He is an elite talent all-around: he pulls up on the dime from anywhere within around 30 feet, finishes around the rim with ease, and has record breaking vision. Many question whether his ability will translate to the NBA. If a team chooses to build around him and allows Trae Young to be Trae Young, we could have the next Stephen Curry.

 

NBA Comparison: Stephen Curry

Frankie Vision Player Rating

  • leadership
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • body_language
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • inside_scoring
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • mid_range
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • 3pt_scoring
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 10
  • playmaking
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 10
  • perimeter_defense
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • post_defense
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • rebounding
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • athleticism
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
  • iq
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
  • potential
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 10
  • speed
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 9
  • hustle
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 8
Overall

103

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