The first five selections of the 2018 NBA draft made up this season’s NBA All-Rookie team.
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, seemingly in a tight battle for the to-be-announced Rookie of the Year Award, were both unanimous selections to the first-team All-Rookie squad.
Doncic, the third pick, led all rookies in scoring with 21.2 points per game. Young, the fifth pick, wasn’t far behind at 19.1 points per game.
Deandre Ayton, the No. 1 pick of the Phoenix Suns, earned 95 of 100 first-team votes while big men Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Bagley III of the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings, respectively, rounded out the first team.
Jackson, the fourth overall pick, received 60 first-team votes and 39 second-team votes. Bagley, the No. 2 pick, received 56 first-team votes and 44 second-team votes.
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Ayton, a 7-foot-1 center, averaged 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Jackson, before being shut down with a quad injury, averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Bagley put up 14.9 points and 7.6 boards per game.
The All-Rookie second team was comprised of Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, Clippers guard Landry Shamet, Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson and Hawks swingman Kevin Huerter.
The full voting is below:
Mitchell Robinson received 3 votes for first team All Rookie. Fellow Knicks Kevin Knox (22 votes for the second team) and Allonzo Trier (10 second-team votes) also received votes. Brooklyn’s Rodions Kurucs had 10 second-team votes: pic.twitter.com/e1D4rYcgKU
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