Former Oklahoma star Trae Young will have a huge Atlanta figure in his corner if the Hawks draft him on June 21.
Quavo, one-third of the Atlanta-based rap group Migos, shared his thoughts on what the Hawks should do with the third overall pick.
The 27-year-old recording artist, whose group was nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards, wants the Hawks to have their own “splash brother,” à la Stephen Curry.
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) June 12, 2018
Young met the members of Migos not too long ago at the group’s Oklahoma City show in February.
It seems the sharp-shooting point guard made a lasting impression on Quavo.
It’s unclear where Young will go in the 2018 NBA Draft. Atlanta did bring in Young, however, for a workout on Tuesday.
The Hawks might’ve just wanted to gauge the Norman, Okla., native’s talent, but his scheduled workout and Quavo’s tweet came at interesting times.
Young isn’t likely a target for either Phoenix or Sacramento, which own the top 2 picks in the NBA draft. But the 2018 Big 12 Freshman of the Year is one of the most interesting prospects of the 2018 NBA rookie class with his elite scoring and passing ability.
He was often criticized at times for his lack of defensive skills at Oklahoma, but the 6-foot-2 guard has put on some weight this offseason.
It’s unclear how much that will help Young at the next level, but fans will receive their first glimpse of the former Sooner against NBA competition at the 2018 NBA Summer League in July.