Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Officially Named NBA Rookie of the Year
(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has officially been named the NBA's Rookie of the Year, the league announced Monday morning.
Carter-Williams is the first 76er to win the award since Allen Iverson took it back in 1997. The 11th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds. and 1.9 steals in 70 games, leading all rookies in those categories. He received 104 first place votes in the balloting out of a possible 124.
"By opening night, it was clear to us that Michael belonged," Sixers President Sam Hinkie said. "This award marks a lifetime of hard work. ... We congratulate him on this unique achievement and look forward to helping him put in the work necessary to garner even greater success in the future."
The only two rookies in NBA history before Carter-Williams to average at least 16 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds per game were Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson.
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo finished second. Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke finished third, and Brooklyn Nets big man Mason Plumlee was fourth.
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