Nicholas Aaron Young
Nick, Swaggy P
Los Angeles, California, United States
Young attended Cleveland High School in California where he played until 2004. In his senior year, Nick achieved great numbers and averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game which later resulted in him being ranked the seventh-best player in the US by HoopScoop.
After he finished high school, Nick enrolled himself into the University of Southern California where he stayed until 2007. During his time in college, he was selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons.
Prior to his senior season at Southern California, Young decided to quit his studies so he could enter the 2007 NBA Draft.
Professional Basketball Player, Actor
- Father – Charles Young, Sr. (Politician)
- Mother – Mae Young
- Siblings – John Young (Brother), Charles Young Jr. (Brother)
Young is signed with Clear Talent Group.
His agent is Mark Bartelstein.
Shooting Guard / Small Forward
6 ft 7 in or 201 cm
95 kg or 209½ lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nick Young dated –
- Carol Rodriguez (2006-2012) – In September 2006, Nick commenced dating the Puerto Rican track and field athlete Carol Rodriguez. The couple got engaged in August 2012, but only 3 months later, they broke off the engagement and split.
- Iggy Azalea (2013-2016) – In October 2013, Nick began dating the Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. At first, their relationship was characterized as a rumor but in April 2014 during an interview with Hot 97, Azalea confirmed that she and Nick had been together for 8 months. On June 1, 2015, the couple crowned their relationship with an engagement. This relationship also saw an end in June 2016.
- Paloma Ford (2016-2017) – From November 2016 to January 2017, R&B vocalist and occasional rapper Paloma Ford and Nick were an item.
Race / Ethnicity
- Problematic personality
Nick Young’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15½ in or 39 cm
- Waist – 36 in or 91½ cm
Swaggy P has signed a deal with the popular sportswear company Adidas in the past.
He has also appeared in a TV advert for Finish Line, Nike iD, Target.
Nick is a Christian.
Best Known For
Being a versatile player who can do huge things on the basketball court. Many times, his personality has been discussed to be a driving force for his clutch moments, and magnificent highlights.
First Basketball Match
Nick played his first NBA game on October 31, 2007 as a player of Washington Wizards against Indiana Pacers. The Wizards lost the game in overtime with the final score being 110-119.
Swaggy P had his first career start on December 15, 2007 in a 92-79 win against Sacramento Kings.
On November 18, 2014, Young debuted for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 114-109 success over Atlanta Hawks in which he contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds.
- Ball Handling
- Strong and powerful
Nick has not appeared in a movie yet.
First TV Show
Other than basketball matches itself, Young has been seen in a TV mini-series Thru the Lens (2013). He performed as Nick Young in the episode that aired on June 7, 2013 called Nick Young’s Birthday at Toxic.
The popular Swaggy P is definitely working on his game. Although he is not considered as the hardest worker, he is putting time in his skill development.
We’ve found one video of his off season workout with another NBA superstar, Indiana’s forward Paul George. Check it below.
Also, if you open Nick’s Instagram profile, you may find more training videos of his, just like we were able to find this one.
Nick Young Favorite Things
- Brand – Saint Laurent
- All-time Sneaker – Nike Air Jordan OG Black and Red, Vans sneakers
- Basic Tee – The Fear of God LA tee
- Jeans – Saint Laurent and Balmain
- Basketball Shoes – Kobe 8s
Source – NBA.com
Nick Young Facts
- He once scored 56 points in a high school game.
- In 2003, he received the CIF L.A. City Section first team honors. During the same year, Young was ranked as one of the Top Seniors by Athlon Sports Communications.
- For the 2007 NBA Draft, Young was selected as 16th overall pick by Washington Wizards.
- On January 9, 2010, Nick was charged with 10,000 dollars for doing bad stuff together with his teammate Gilbert Arenas in the locker room prior a game against Philadelphia 76ers.
- As a Wizard, Young scored his career-high of 43 points in a match against the Sacramento Kings on January 11, 2011.
- On March 15, 2012, Nick joined the Los Angeles Clippers after a three-way trade between Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, and Los Angeles Clippers.
- On July 12, 2012, Swaggy P shifted to Philadelphia 76ers and signed a one-year contract.
- On July 11, 2013, Young signed an agreement with Los Angeles Lakers. A year after on July 21, 2014, he extended his contract for 4 more years for a total of 21.5 million dollars.
- In 2007, Nick appeared in a documentary called Second Chance Season in which his career ups and downs were analyzed.
- His nickname “Swaggy P” is a pseudo-biblical reference to “the Prophet of Swag”.
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