Giannis Antetokounmpo was recognized by the NBA on Thursday as a second-team all-rookie performer.
The 15th overall selection in the 2013 draft, Antetokounmpo impressed in his first professional season, bringing life to an otherwise reeling Milwaukee Bucks team. His numbers weren’t eye-popping – 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 41.4%FG – but the 19-year-old showed enough all-around ability to capture league-wide recognition.
The first team is led by Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams of the 76ers. Carter-Williams led all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.2) and assists (6.3). Victor Oladipo of the Magic, Trey Burke of the Jazz, Mason Plumlee of the Nets and Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the Knicks join Carter-Williams on the first team.
Check out the tweet below, courtesy of Jazz beat writer Jody Gennessy, for the complete voting results:
29 players received All-Rookie votes for first and second teams, including No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett. The voting: pic.twitter.com/JBDIdmL89H
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) May 22, 2014