2018 Draft Class Votes Zhaire Smith as Most Athletic Rookie
The Philadelphia 76ers have dealt with injuries to all three of their 2018 first-round picks, but only one of them is particularly significant. Landry Shamet and Shake Milton have just recently cleared to resume light basketball activities, but Zhaire Smith will be out for a while after suffering a Jones fracture in his foot a couple of weeks ago.
Despite his injury, the Sixers are still very high on Smith's athleticism and defensive ability. His fellow 2018 draft classmates took notice of how athletic he is as well, voting him as the Most Athletic player to come out of the draft.
36 rookies were polled with 24 percent of them picking Zhaire. Hamidou Diallo (OKC), Josh Okogie (MIN) and Lonnie Walker IV (Spurs) each received 15 percent of the votes.
Atlanta's Trae Young was voted Best Shooter and Best Playmaker, Jevon Carter (MEM) Best Defender and Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. was voted to have the Best Career. DeAndre Ayton (PHX) and Collin Sexton (CLE) each received 18 percent of votes for who would be crowned Rookie of the Year.