With that being said, nobody in this upcoming draft has been prepared for the spotlight better than Trae Young. “That’s what Trae lives for. He lives for that type of stuff. Just think about it: He’s probably the most talked about, most publicized kid in this draft and he’s been through it all,” Young’s father, Ray, told the Daily News. “Trae’s been scrutinized to the point that he has thick skin. None of that stuff is going to bother him. He was like the darling of college basketball for three months, and then the last month-and-a-half he turned into a bad guy, for some reason.
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Regardless of Young’s perceived deficiencies, he was, without question, the most electric and most popular player in the NCAA last season. In other words, he’s a player fit for the brightest lights. “That would be something special to be in that market,” Ray said. “And I’ll tell you, the way he plays — as much scrutiny as he took, he sold out arenas all over the country. People wanted to watch him an hour before the game just warm up and shoot. And I’m not necessarily big on the Steph Curry comparisons but it is what it is — especially with the following and how people look at my son.”