The NBA announced its All-Rookie teams on Monday, and a couple of Oklahoma City Thunder forwards made an appearance.
This news shouldn’t shock anybody. Williams finished second in Rookie of the Year voting and was arguably OKC’s second-best player as it finished one win shy of a playoff berth.
In 75 games, Williams averaged 14.1 points on 52.1% shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting 35.6% from 3 on 2.7 attempts.
The All-Rookie first team:
Kings guard Keegan Murray
Pacers guard Benedict Mathurin
Thunder forward Jalen Williams
Magic forward Paolo Banchero
Williams received 199 total voting points — 99 first-team votes and one second-team vote. Meanwhile, Jaylin Williams received seven points — one first-team vote and five second-team votes.
The full voting results can be viewed below:
The Thunder drafted Williams with the No. 12 pick in the 2022 NBA draft. The 22-year-old was one of three lottery picks the Thunder added to their roster last offseason — the other two being Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 pick and Ousmane Dieng with the No. 11 pick.