ESPN: Sixers Michael Carter-Williams to be Named Rookie of the Year
(NEW YORK) -- It may have bee a tough season for the Philadelphia 76ers on the court, but it wasn't all so bad as ESPN is reporting that point guard Michael Carter-Williams will be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
He is the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson won it back in 1997.
Even though he was the 11th pick in the 2014 Draft, Carter-Williams by far and away led the rest of the rookie class in production. He led all rookies in points, rebounds, assists, and steals per-game as well as total.
In 70 games this past season, Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 1.9 steals per game.
The only to rookies in NBA history before Carter-Williams to average at least 16 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds per game were Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. The only other player aside from Carter-Williams with those averages this season was Lebron James.
The NBA is expected to officially announce the award next week.
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