Michael Carter-Williams, winner of this year’s NBA Rookie of the Year award, was a unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Thursday.
The Philadelphia 76ers point guard received a perfect ballot of 125 First Team votes (250 points), making him the only rookie this season to receive a unanimous selection.
Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic fell one vote shy of a perfect ballot (124 First Team votes; 248 points).
The voting panel consisted of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.
MCW led all rookies in points (16.7), rebounds (6.2), assists (6.3) and steals (1.9) this season, which is why his First Team selection was unanimous. He joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in his debut campaign.
Picked 11th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, Carter-Williams posted 17 double-doubles, two triple-doubles and scored 20 points or more in 25 games this season for the 76ers.