Hawks All-Star Trae Young was named Eastern Conference player of the week Monday, joining Dominique Wilkins as the only players in franchise history to win the award three times in a season.
Young averaged 30.3 points and 10.8 assists in leading the Hawks to a 4-0 record this past week. Young was previously named conference player of the week Nov. 29 and Jan. 24. Wilkins, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer and 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, was named player of the week three times during the 1987-88 season.
Young is currently fifth in the NBA in scoring (28.3 points per game) and third in assists (9.6).