Hawks’ Trae Young named Player of the Week

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on March 16, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Hawks 129-120. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on March 16, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Hawks 129-120. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Credit: Maddie Meyer

Credit: Maddie Meyer

Trae Young was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for March 18-24, the league announced on Monday.

The Hawks rookie point guard averaged 25.3 points, 11.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds in helping the team to a 2-1 record. Young scored the game-winning basket with 0.1 seconds remaining in the Hawks’ 129-127 victory over the 76ers on Saturday night. He finished that game with 32 points and 11 assists.

Young had three straight games with at least 20 points and 10 assists, tied for the longest streak in the Eastern Conference this season.

Young has been named the Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference three times this season. He is the first rookie, in either conference, to be named Player of the Week.

Paul Millsap was the last Hawks player to win the weekly honor, on April 11, 2016.

The Rockets’ James Harden won the award in the Western Conference as he averaged 44.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists in leading his team to a 3-1 record.

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