Trae  Golden

11Trae Golden


Powder Springs, Ga.

High School:
McEachern HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205



Photo Gallery: Trae Golden

  • 2013 All-SEC second team ('s Jason King)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 25, 2013)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 17, 2012)
  • 2012-13 SEC Preseason All-SEC second team (Coaches)
  • 2012 SEC's Most Improved Player ('s Jason King)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Nov. 14, 2011)
2012-13 - JUNIOR

  • Appeared in 31 games (missed two games with a strained right hamstring), with 24 starts.
  • Finished the season as Tennessee's team leader in assists (3.9 apg, third in the SEC) and free throws made (126) while ranking third in scoring (12.1 ppg) and minutes played (30.3 mpg).
  • Led the Vols in assists 20 times and scoring nine times.
  • Scored in double-figures 19 times and had six games with at least 20 points.
  • Owned a 1.92 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Ranked third on the team with 14 "and-1" plays.
  • In SEC play, he averaged 12.4 points (third on the team) and a team-best 4.0 assists in 30.1 minutes per game.
  • Led the Vols with 20 points against Mercer in the first round of the NIT (3/20/13).
  • Had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in UT's SEC Tournament win over Mississippi State (3/14/13).
  • Totaled 21 points, six assists and two rebounds in UT's win at Auburn (3/6/13).
  • Scored 15 of his career-high 32 points in UT's four-overtime win at Texas A&M after regulation (2/23/13); Played 56 minutes in the victory and also had six rebounds and four assists while going 11-for-12 at the free-throw line and earning SEC Player of the Week honors.
  • Recorded 20 points and eight assists as UT defeated LSU (2/19/13).
  • Scored 24 points and dished eight assists with no turnovers as UT beat No. 25 Kentucky by 30 points (2/16/13).
  • Scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and passed the 300-career assists mark with three dimes in UT's dominant win at Vanderbilt (2/13/13). He became the 13th Vol ever to log 300 career assists.
  • Returned to action at South Carolina (2/10/13) and scored 16 points in the Tennessee victory.
  • Missed two and a half SEC games after suffering a strained right hamstring against Vanderbilt (1/29/13).
  • Dished out a season-high nine assists and scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting as UT defeated Mississippi State (1/19/13).
  • Totaled 16 points, eight assists (no turnovers), five rebounds and two steals vs. Presbyterian (12/18/12).
  • Scored 25 points (13-of-16 at the foul line) to power the Vols to a win over previously unbeaten and 23rd-ranked Wichita State (12/13/12) and earn SEC Player of the Week acclaim.
  • Had eight points and a career-high eight rebounds at Georgetown (11/30/12).
  • Shot 7-of-9 from the field during an 18-point, seven-assist, four-rebound effort in the win over Oakland (11/26/12).
  • Scored 11 points and dished out six assists as UT defeated UMass in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (11/18/12).
  • Had 14 points, four rebounds and five assists against UNC Asheville in Puerto Rico (11/15/12).
  • Underwent arthroscopic surgery on May 15, 2012, to address a meniscus injury in his left knee.
2011-12 - SOPHOMORE
  • Started 33 of Tennessee's 34 games and led the Vols in scoring (13.6 ppg), assists (4.5 apg; fourth in the SEC), free-throw percentage (.828) and minutes played (32.0 mpg).
  • Owned a 1.90 assist/turnover ratio in Tennessee's wins.
  • Recorded at least five assists in 17 of UT's 34 games.
  • Made 27 consecutive free-throw attempts from Feb. 25 through March 9 (spanning four games).
  • Was named the SEC's Most Improved Player by's Jason King.
  • In UT's second-round NIT game vs. Middle Tennessee (3/19/12), he totaled 14 points with eight assists and no turnovers.
  • Scored 21 points in the win at South Carolina (2/25/12).
  • Shot 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range to finish with 13 points while also logging seven assists in UT's victory over Arkansas (12/15/12).
  • Led the Vols with 17 points and seven assists as Tennessee toppled eighth-ranked Florida in Gainesville (2/11/12).
  • Came off the bench for the first time all season when UT hosted Georgia (2/4/12) and responded with 16 points, six rebounds and five assists in the winning effort.
  • Was 8-for-8 at the free-throw line in the win over Auburn, during which he scored 13 points (1/28/12).
  • Tallied 16 points at Georgia (1/18/12).
  • Scored a team-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting at 20th-ranked Mississippi State (1/12/12).
  • Had 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds in UT's win over No. 13 Florida (1/7/12).
  • Tallied a team-high 22 points at Memphis while going 3-of-5 from 3-point range (1/4/12).
  • Three days after undergoing surgery for a broken nose, he scored a career-high-tying 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Tennessee's triumph over Chattanooga (1/2/12).
  • Totaled 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in the win over The Citadel (12/29/11).
  • Averaged 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in Tennessee's three games at the Maui Invitational and shot 4-of-4 from 3-point range in the win over Chaminade on the event's final day.
  • Logged his first career double-double in the win over ULM (11/16/11), posting 17 points and 11 assists.
  • Shot 10-of-14 from the field against UNCG, including a 5-for-9 effort from 3-point range; it was just the second start of his career.
  • Earned the season's first SEC Player of the Week award (Nov. 14) after totaling 29 points, six rebounds and nine assists in UT's season-opening rout of UNC Greensboro (11/11/11).
  • His 29-point effort vs. UNC Greensboro tied for the eighth-highest scoring performance by a Vol in a season-opener.
2010-11 - FRESHMAN
  • True freshman served as Tennessee's backup point guard, appearing in 31 games with one start.
  • Averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 assists in 13.3 minutes per game.
  • Shot .825 (33-of-40) from the free-throw line and had a 2.16 assist/turnover ratio.
  • Saw action in 14 SEC games, averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 assists.
  • Was the first Vol off the bench 10 times.
  • Led the team in assists nine times and steals four times.
  • Scored six straight points in the Vols' NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan (3/18/11) and also added two assists and a steal in 14 strong minutes.
  • Dished out a team-high three assists in the win at 18th-ranked Vanderbilt (2/22/11).
  • Logged a season-high three steals vs. Florida (1/11/11).
  • Posted season-highs with eight points and eight assists (just one turnover) off the bench during the win over No. 21 Memphis (1/5/11); was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
  • Missed the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game with a flu-like illness but led the Vols with seven assists in the NIT Season Tip-Off win over VCU (11/24/10) in Madison Square Garden.
  • Made his first career start in the win over Missouri State (11/17/10) and totaled eight points, two rebounds and two assists (just one turnover) in 28 minutes; Cuonzo Martin was Missouri State's head coach at that time.
  • Secured UT's win over Belmont (11/16/10) by sinking two key free throws with 20 seconds left in the game to give the Vols a five-point lead.
  • Was perfect from the field (3-for-3) and the free throw line (2-for-2) while scoring eight points in his collegiate debut vs. Chattanooga (11/12/10).
  • Graduated from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., where he was coached by Mike Thompson.
  • Rated by as a four-star prospect and the nation's 55th-best player in the class of 2010.
  • Was named Georgia's Mr. Basketball for all classifications and earned GSWA first-team All-State honors while averaging 29.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior in 2009-10.
  • The Indians finished the 2009-10 season with a 25-5 record and advanced to the Georgia Class AAAAA.
  • Was the first player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
  • Was a two-time first-team selection to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's 2010 Class AAAAA All-State Team and also made the Atlanta Tipoff Club's 2010 Jackie Bradford Boys' All-Metro Team.
  • Was a 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee.
  • Scored 21 points in the 2010 Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville, Ky.
  • Was a teammate of fellow Vols junior Jordan McRae on the 2010 adidas Nations U.S. National Team.
  • Also played alongside McRae on the Atlanta Celtics AAU team.
  • Traveled to France in the summer of 2009 as a member of the 2K Sports Preseason All-America Team.
  • Other notable McEachern alums include current Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith and 2007 Utah Jazz first-round draft pick Morris Almond (Golden's first cousin), who played collegiately at Rice.
  • Full name is Robert Wilson Golden III
  • Born Oct. 5, 1991, in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Academic major: Sports Management
  • Parents are Robert and Carolyn Golden
  • Has an older sister, Ryan Golden, who graduated from Georgia Tech.
  • Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Butler Athletic Scholarship Fund.


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