Trae Young Still Leads All East Guards In All-Star Voting

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

After the first round of fan returns for All-Star voting came back, Trae Young was the leading vote-getter for the East guards. When the second fan return dropped this afternoon, Trae still led all Eastern Conference guards once again.

Last night, when the Atlanta Hawks played the Houston Rockets, Trae Young had a historic game. Trae Young finished the game with 42 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Young joins LeBron James and Luka Doncic as the only players to achieve such a stat line before they turn 22. Quite an impressive night for Trae. Unfortunately, the Hawks couldn’t hold on to win the game.

After his historic night, the second round of fan returns for All-Star voting came back to show that Trae Young still leads all guards in the East in voting. This was the case after the first round of fan returns, too. With fan voting ending on January 20th, Trae Young has a real shot at being the leading vote-getter of any Eastern Conference guards. That’s quite impressive for the second-year player.

While Trae will likely be playing in the All-Star game in February, that might not be the only competition he’s involved in. It’s been reported that Trae has been asked to participate in the Three-Point shooting contest and that he would be willing to join if asked formally. This would be the second year in a row that Trae participates in one of the skill competitions. Last season, Trae was the runner-up to Jayson Tatum in the skills competition. If Trae does decide to join the Three-Point Shooting Contest, it’s going to be a very busy weekend for Trae during the All-Star break.