Doncic, Young head NBA rookie team of the year

Agence France-Presse
Doncic, Young head NBA rookie team of the year
This season's top 5 NBA draft picks make it to the All-Rookie First Team – a first since 1985



LOS ANGELES, USA – Dallas Mavericks rising star Luka Doncic and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young were unanimously voted into the NBA’s rookie team of the year, the league said on Tuesday, May 21 (Wednesday, May 22, Philippine time).

Slovenian ace Doncic and Young both received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots to finish with 200 points each.

The duo were joined on the 2018-2019 All-Rookie First Team by Phoenix center Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr and Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III.

All 5 players were the top 5 picks in the 2018 draft.

The last time the top 5 NBA draft picks all made the All-Rookie First Team was in 1985 with the class of Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, and Charles Barkley. 

Doncic, Young and Ayton, meanwhile, have advanced as the 3 finalists for the 2019-2019 NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

The winner will be named at the 2019 NBA Awards in Los Angeles on June 24. –


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