2020-01-23

WATCH: Trae Young Gets Emotional After Being Named All-Star Starter

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Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Trae Young was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference, the league announced on Thursday night.

Young, 21, has a rise and fire approach to shooting.

At any given time pulling up 20 or 30 feet away from the basket to lob one toward the rim. Becoming a threat anywhere on the court.

Young, only in second-season, got emotional upon hearing the announcement of being named a starter for first-time.


On Tuesday, he recorded his second 40-plus points, 15-plus assists in a game this season.

He is the only player to ever accomplish such feat, according to Basketball Reference's database.

Young, received over 2.8M fan votes, is averaging 29 PPG, shooting 44% from the field, including 37% beyond the arc and averaging 8.6 assists this season.

He will be joined by Kemba Walker, Joel Embid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pascal Siakam in the Eastern Conference.

As the Western Conference will be represented by Anthony Davis, Lebron James, James Harden, Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard.

The NBA All-Star game is Sunday, February 16 in Chicago.
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