Trae Young Falters In Three-Point Shooting Contest

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

The All-Star Weekend has had Trae Young all over the board, participating in the Rising Stars game on Friday and starting the All-Star Game on Sunday. On Saturday, Trae was taking part in the three-point shooting contest.

Trae Young is the lone representative for the Atlanta Hawks during All-Star Weekend. For the lack of participation of the other Hawks’ players, Trae is making it up by staying busy. On Friday, Trae represented Team USA in the Rising Stars game. In that game, Trae went 18/4/7 and added 1 steal to pad the stat sheet. Trae was hoping to carry some of that good momentum to Saturday’s three-point shooting contest.

On Saturday, Trae was set to take place in the NBA three-point shooting contest for the first time in his young NBA career. Trae would be the first Atlanta Hawks player to take place in the contest since Kyle Korver in 2015. Unfortunately, Trae got off to a slow start in the first round of the three-point shooting contest. Trae would finish the first round with 15 points, eliminating him along with Joe Harris, Duncan Robinson, Zach LaVine, and Devonte Graham. Buddy Hield, Devin Booker, and Davis Bertans would go on to the final with Buddy Hield edging out Devin Booker for the title.

Trae will continue his prolific run on Sunday by starting in the All-Star game for Team Giannis alongside Giannis, Joel Embiid, Kemba Walker, and Pascal Siakim. This will be his first All-Star appearance as an NBA player and his first time starting. This is a big deal for Trae, who continues to prove all of his doubters and naysayers wrong. Tonight, Trae will get a chance to show what’s he capable of tonight on the biggest stage in front of the best players in the world. Look out for him to go off tonight under the brightest lights.

Tonight’s All-Star Game will tip-off at 8 P.M. Tune in to cheer on Atlanta’s own.