Trae Young

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
College: Oklahoma
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 9/19/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 7

Projected Draft Range: Lottery​

2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 5 by the Dallas Mavericks (rights traded to the Atlanta Hawks)


Solid scorer off the dribble

Gifted shooter from all over the floor

Tremendous free throw generator

Very good free throw shooter

Good playmaker

Adept at collecting steals

Good athlete

Smart player that has a very good feel for the game


Prone to hoisting up questionable shots

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Can play too wildly on offense

Tendency to force plays unnecessarily

Does not move enough off the ball

His effort on defense can lag at times

Not an elite athlete

Lacks ideal size for the point guard position


Trae Young is a vastly skilled point guard that has been having a very good freshman season, as his offensive skills have bolstered Oklahoma this year.   His lack of size or elite athleticism could prevent him from being the top pick, but Young’s tremendous offensive skill set could enable him to be a lock to go in the lottery in 2018.​



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Games Scouted:

12/8/17 Oklahoma vs. USC

12/16/17 Oklahoma vs. Wichita State

1/3/18 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State

1/6/18 Oklahoma vs. West Virginia

1/23/18 Oklahoma vs. Kansas

1/27/18 Oklahoma vs. Alabama

2/3/18 Oklahoma vs. Texas

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