Embiid & Hield on NBA All-Rookie First Team


Embiid & Hield on NBA All-Rookie First Team

Unsurprisingly, the Sixers' duo of Dario Saric and Joel Embiid landed on the first team along with the Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon - they also happen to be the finalists for Rookie of the Year.

Brogdon led all rookies in assists (4.2 apg) and steals (1.12 spg) and ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (40.4) and free throw percentage (86.5). Brogdon won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, with 64 out of 100 first-place votes, and was in attendance to accept the trophy in New York City.

The Rookie of the Year award has been given to players who excel in their first year of the National Basketball Association, from LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Anthony Towns, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, #Jason Kidd, Larry Bird and lots more great players.

Former Virginia standout Malcolm Brogdon is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.

With the NBA Award show taking place later Monday night, some of the ballots are beginning to leak - with the All-Rookie teams amongst them.

"This is a testament to guys who are overlooked, guys who are second-round picks", said Brogdon, who spent five years at Virginia, including a redshirt year in his sophomore season, before joining the Milwaukee Bucks. In February, he was voted an All-Star Game starter, becoming Milwaukee's first All-Star since 2004, and last month he was selected to the All-NBA Second Team.

After the All-Star break, Brogdon averaged 12 points per game on 49 percent shooting from the field.

The first seven picks of the 2017 draft were freshmen, followed by an 18-year-old prospect from France, followed by four more freshmen and two sophomores.

Brogdon averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game with Milwaukee, while playing 26.4 minutes per night. I just want to say thank you to everybody.

Chris Paul of the LA Clippers and Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets round out the squad.

On Sunday, the 2005-06 Greece team - European champions in 2005 and runners-up to Spain at the 2006 Worlds - played a side which included brothers Giannis and Thanassis Antetokounmpo, and American Euroleague star Kyle Hines.



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