Raptors' Scottie Barnes named to NBA's all-rookie 1st team
20-year-old had previously captured league's rookie of the year award
Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes was unanimously voted Wednesday to the NBA All-Rookie first team.
Orlando's Franz Wagner and Houston's Jalen Green were the other players chosen for the first team by a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters
The 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team:<br><br>🏀 Scottie Barnes (Toronto)<br>🏀 Cade Cunningham (Detroit)<br>🏀 Jalen Green (Houston)<br>🏀 Evan Mobley (Cleveland)<br>🏀 Franz Wagner (Orlando) <a href="https://t.co/OkUka9fkRB">pic.twitter.com/OkUka9fkRB</a>—@NBAPR
The 20-year-old Barnes, who had previously captured the NBA's rookie of the year award, averaged 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds on 49.2 per cent shooting in his first season with the Raptors.
He averaged 35.4 minutes per game, first among all rookies, and was the only rookie to rank in the top five in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
The second team was New Orleans' Herbert Jones, Oklahoma City's Josh Giddey, Denver's Bones Hyland, Chicago's Ayo Dosunmu and Indiana's Chris Duarte.
WATCH l Scottie Barnes gets his Rookie of the Year award from Masai Ujiri:
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With files from CBC Sports, The Canadian Press
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