Atlanta’s very own Trae Young and John Collins were invited to play in the Drew League in Los Angeles. Trae accepted the invite and showed up to play. Trae would play for the team BB4L. They matched up against Public Enemy, led by the Clippers’ Montrez Harrell and the reigning two time MVP of the Drew League, Frank “Nitty” Sessions.
Trae treated this game like a pickup game in a gym. He was dribbling between defenders’ legs, pulling from deep, and dropping insane dimes left and right. Trae finished the game with 31 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds, and an incredible highlight reel of plays. Trae’s team did end up losing 102-95, but that is because of Frank Nitty’s 27 points and Montrez Harrell’s monstrous game with 46 points.
Playing in the Drew League could benefit Trae for this upcoming season. Even though it’s no where near NBA competition, it is still tough competition nonetheless. Playing like he did in his debut could build his confidence heading into the 2019/20 season. This would be much like the Rising Stars game last season. It allowed him to build confidence and lead to his explosion in the second half of the year. This could be a sign of good things to come for Trae.