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Young named Eastern Conference Player of the Week


Hawks rookie guard Trae Young was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played March 18-24, announced by the NBA on March 25.

In three games during the week, the University of Oklahoma product averaged 25.3 points and 11.3 assists. The Hawks went 2-1 over the stretch.

Young put himself in position to win the honor by sinking a game-winning runner in a 129-127 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on March 23. He scored 32 points on 11/20 shooting from the floor.

The No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft tied Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry, following the win, for the second-most games totaling at least 30 points and 10 assists as a rookie.

The six-foot-two-inch guard put together three consecutive games with at least 20 points and 10 assists, tied for the longest streak this season in the Eastern Conference.

On March 19, Young dropped 21 points and dished out 12 assists in a 121-105 loss to the Houston Rockets. Two days later, Young led the Hawks to a 117-114 win, scoring 23 points and 11 assists.

Young has won the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for November, January and February. He is the only rookie to win Player of the Week this season in either conference.

He is the first Hawks player to win the award since Paul Millsap on April 11, 2016.

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