May 24, 2018 

LAWT News Service 

 

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

 

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (99 First Team votes) fell one vote shy of joining Mitchell and Simmons as a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.  The First Team also features Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (93 First Team votes) and Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (76).

 

Mitchell, Simmons and Tatum are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year award.  The winner will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 on TNT (9 p.m. ET).  The second annual NBA Awards, honoring this season’s top performers, will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. 

 

The NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks forward/center John Collins, Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson and Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. 

 

The voting panel selected five players for the First Team and five players for the Second Team at any position.  Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.

Category: Sports


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