- Trae Young will star in the second of Young Hollywood original docu-series “Rookie On The Rise,” the show that followed Utah Jazz sensation Donovan Mitchell through his first season in the NBA last year.
- In the trailer and throughout the series, Young lays out his ambitions to continue achieving unprecedented feats at the next level.
- Check out Young’s thoughts on his newfound stardom and much more in the exclusive trailer for this season of “Rookie On The Rise.”
Doing the impossible is what Trae Young knows best.
In his freshman year at Oklahoma, the shifty point guard averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists per game to become the only player ever to finish a season leading Division I in both categories.
Now, he’s doing more of the same at the next level with the Atlanta Hawks. In just his third game in the NBA, Young scored 35 points on 13-of-23 shooting to put up the biggest numbers by a rookie since Stephen Curry’s 42-point performance for the Golden State Warriors in 2010.
But he’s just getting started. In this season of Young Hollywood original docu-series “Rookie On The Rise,” which will follow Young through his rookie campaign after chronicling Utah Jazz sensation Donovan Mitchell’s rise to stardom last year, Young lays out his ambitions to continue achieving unprecedented feats at the next level.
“People are watching me even closer than anybody because I’ve done something that no one has ever done before,” Young said. “I’m just different.”
Young proved his shooting from distance was pro-ready even before the NBA season began. He drained a deep last-second three-pointer for the win against the San Antonio Spurs October 10:
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 11, 2018
Now that the regular season is well underway, the Lubbock, Texas native has his sights set on the NBA single-game three-point record. Earlier this season, Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson shrugged off a shooting slump in epic fashion, breaking teammate Stephen Curry’s previous record of 13 three-pointers in a single game in a 52-point comeback performance for the ages. Young believes he can hit enough shots from beyond the arc to take over the record. After all, he hit 10 three-pointers against TCU during his only season playing college basketball.
“I would like to break it,” Young told The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson back when Curry still held the record. “I definitely feel like I’m capable of breaking it. But that’s a lot of threes in a game. I ain’t gonna lie.”
For their part, Young Hollywood had plenty of reason to choose Young as the focus of the second season of “Rookie On The Rise.” In addition to becoming the first-ever Division I player to lead the NCAA in points and assists, Young tied the NCAA record for most assists in a single contest, dropping 22 dimes against Northwestern State last December. He broke a slew of freshman and Oklahoma program records while setting the Big 12 record for most 40-point games in a single season and most points in the regular season.
“We’re excited to put our bets on Atlanta Hawks star rookie Trae Young for Season two,” Young Hollywood CEO and founder R.J. Williams told Business Insider. “We started shooting content with Trae during the [NBA] Draft process in New York, then at the Summer League in Las Vegas, and right from the start, we believed he would have massive potential to make an impressive impact in his career. His skills on the court thus far this season – like scoring a 30-foot game winner – have obviously proven that he could be a true contender for Rookie of the Year. This guy is the real deal and we’re excited to continue following his journey throughout the season.”
The second season of “Rookie On The Rise” premieres November 14. You can catch new episodes each Wednesday on Young Hollywood, a digital network available on Apple TV, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Facebook Watch, and Young Hollywood’s social channels.
Check out the exclusive trailer for the second season of “Rookie On The Rise” below: