Sixers MCW Named to All-Rookie First Team
76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams was honored for the second time this off season.
Today the NBA announced that he was a unanimous selection to the NBA's all-rookie first team.
MCW was the only unanimous selection.
The rest of the first team goes like this: Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke, Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee and New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway, Jr.
The second team is as follows: Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.
The Sixers rookie of the year finished with 125 votes from a panel composed of 125 writers and broadcasters.
MCW led all rookies in points, assissts and rebounds per game this season, a feat accomplished by only two players since 1950-51.
One of those players was Oscar Robertson.
MCW was selected 11th overall out of Syracuse by the Sixers in last seasons NBA draft, where they also parted ways with Jrue Holiday in a trade to the New Orleans Pelicans.
In his first NBA game against the two time defending NBA champion Miami Heat, MCW scored 22 points, 12 assists and 9 steals.
NBA legend Magic Johnson even tweeted that he would win NBA Rookie of the Year after that game on October 30th, he won those honors last month.
The 76ers are looking to build with Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, and two NBA lottery picks for years to come.