The Atlanta Hawks have had a number of pre-draft workouts at their practice facility in Brookhaven but thus far none of those workouts have been for a single player until now.

Days after hosting Duke senior guard Grayson Allen in for a workout with five other players on Sunday the Hawks will have Oklahoma point guard Trae Young in for a private workout on Tuesday morning.

Young, a first-team All-American selection (AP) and Big 12 First team selection and Freshman of the Year after leading the country in scoring and assists (per game) is projected to be selected amongst the top five picks during the June 21 NBA Draft.

Along with the third overall pick, the Hawks have two additional first-round picks but Young is most likely off the board by the time the 18th and 30th picks come up.

Young, a McDonald’s All-American selection out of North Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma was the first player to lead the NCAA in scoring and assist during a single season after averaging 27.9 points, 8.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game for the Sooners last season.

The workout is not open to media with access to Young being scheduled for afterward.



AP All-American and Big 12 First team and Freshman of the Year selection Trae Young (11) will workout for the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday morning. Photo credit:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began his career covering sports and news in Atlanta nearly two decades ago. Since then he has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Southern Cross...

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