The NBA announced today their All-Rookie First Team results for the 2013-14 season and the group was headlined by Rookie of the Year award winner Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers.
MCW was a unanimous selection to the First Team, receiving a perfect ballot of 125 votes (250 points).
Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic fell one vote shy of a perfect ballot (124 votes; 248 points).
Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets and Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks rounded out the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First team.
Carter-Williams led all rookie in points (16.7), rebounds (6.2), assists (6.3), steals (1.9) and minutes (34.5) per game this season, which is why his First Team selection was unanimous. With those marks, he joined Oscar Robinson 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.
Oladipo, the runner-up for Rookie of the Year behind MCW, averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and assists, 1.6 steals and 31.1 minutes per game this season. He finished second in both scoring and steals amongst rookies and third in assists and minutes per game.
Burke led all rookies in free throw percentage (.903) and finished second behind MCW in both assists and minutes per game, while finishing third in scoring. He averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game.
Plumlee led all rookies in field goal percentage (.659) and finished fifth in blocks and rebounds per game. He came on strong the final two months of the regular-season after getting steady minutes due to the season-ending loss to All-Star center Brook Lopez and fragile health of future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett. Let’s not forget about that incredible game-winning block Plumlee made on LeBron James in Miami as time expired.
Hardaway Jr. had solid rookie season, as the silky shooter finished second in free throw percentage (.828), third in three-point percentage (.363), fourth in scoring (10.2 ppg) and fifth in field goal percentage (.428) among first-year players.
“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.”
2013-14 All-Rookie First Team
Player | Team | First (2 points) | Second (1 point) | Total points
Michael Carter-Williams | Sixers | 125 | 250 total
Victor Oladipo | Magic | 124 | — | 248 total
Trey Burke | Jazz | 108 | 14 | 230 total
Mason Plumlee | Nets | 95 | 24 | 214 total
Tim Hardaway Jr. | Knicks | 87 | 30 | 204 total