Basketball & Race

What is Trae Young’s race and ethnicity — is he mixed or biracial?

Trae Young was the hottest young college basketball player. He was a freshman guard for the Oklahoma Sooners that made a huge splash with his Splash Brother like skill set, Young was been nothing short of impressive; stringing together 25+ points and 10+ assists like a senior All-American on his way to being selected in the NBA Draft Lottery.

As a result of some of his dynamic performances that Young has delivered for the Atlanta Hawks, hsis fanbase is growing and with that increased visibility comes fame and curiosity about everything in regards to the young star’s personal life and background. Specifically, there are many that want to know what Trae Young’s race is — is he bi-racial or multi-racial?

Also, does he have a girlfriend, and so on? We do our best to answer those questions here for you, and if you have anything that you would like to add to the conversation, please do so below in the comments section of this article.

Trae Young’s Basketball Career

Trae Young attended and played his high school basketball at Norman North High School located in Norman, Oklahoma. He started laying on the varsity team his sophomore year when he averaged 25 points, five assists, and four rebounds per game which helped his team with the 2015 area championship. He was also named the Oklahoma Sophomore of the Year that year. Young upped his game junior year of high school, increasing his averages to 34.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 rebounds per game.

His team would go on to win the regional title and Class 6A state championship, and Young was named the Oklahoma Player of the Year. During his senior year, he continued to improve his stats with a scoring average of 34.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.1 assists per game.

During his college career at Oklahoma, Young has continue to amaze fans and scouts with his game being compared to Stephen Curry. He scored 43 points on November 26th against Oregon, and on December 19th, he tied the NCAA single-game assist record with 22 assists while also scoring 26 points.

He now plays for the Atlanta Hawks and after a slow start to his rookie year, he made a late run for the Rookie of the Year award before being edged out by the player that he was traded for on draft night — Luka Doncic. He’s picked up where he left off in his Sophomore season where Trae has become one of the league’s top scorers and easily one of the league’s most dynamic play makers.

Why is it Important to Talk about Young’s Race?

During the past two years, the United States, and the world for that matter has never been more charged when it comes to discussing race. In sport, especially basketball, we have a great opportunity to have productive discussions when it comes to talking about our favorite players and up-and-coming stars like Trae Young who are from diverse backgrounds and make fans extremely curious.

Although many people just don’t feel comfortable when it comes to talking about the cultural and ethnic background of their favorite players. We like to encourage dialogue on all matters related to our players to include race, community, and backgrounds (in a positive light please). So, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of the article or our forum.

Who are Trae Young’s Mom and Dad?

So, we have found that by taking a look at a player’s biological mother and father’s race and background, we can generally get some great insights on the player. Trae Young’s dad is Ray Young and is mom is Candice Young. His dad is African American, and he played college basketball at Texas Tech University and later pro ball in Europe. His mom is Caucasian and very fair in complexion.

Trae Young Parents

What is Trae Young’s Race?

It just depends on your overall view; however, if you have to put a label on Trae Young, you could call him bi-racial, multi-racial, or black. Generally, most people would refer to him as black or bi-racial; however, we would be interested in seeing what everyone’s current views on the topic are, so please share, and we will continue checking out Young for some exciting basketball action this season.

If you would like to check out some other racially-ambiguous players that we have profiled such as Stephen Curry, Ben Simmons, Klay Thompson as well as Brook’s current teammates Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Jordan Clarkson, you can get a better sense of the backgrounds of those players, where they came from and their overall backgrounds.

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