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Trae Young slams criticisms about his size


By Janiel Abby Toralba

Atlanta Hawks super rookie Trae Young has been making it to the headlines almost every time the team has played. This time, the issue is about his size, and he rose up to make a stand about it. The point guard made it clear that he isn’t really affected with bigger guys going against him.

Standing at 6’0½” without shoes, Young’s impressive feats on the court is proving that it’s skills over size when it comes to basketball.

“You can say what you want to about size, but when you’re the most dangerous person on the court, it doesn’t matter,” Young told Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. “Size was never a factor growing up. College, I faced the same criticism. In the NBA, same thing.”

The 20-year-old is putting up a show for the Hawks and has been a lethal gun for his team. Young is turning heads lately as he averaged 40.3 points in the three-games they played last Feb. 25 until March 1.

He also made an impressive improvement in his three-pointers with 43.1 percent.

He’s racing for the NBA Rookie of the Year award against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic who is tallying 20.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Doncic might be dominating as the overall player currently but Young could certainly catch up to him soon with his efficient first-year scoring.

The Hawks floor general is truly promising for their future and may lead them as a soon-to-be contending team for the coming seasons.