76ers' Michael Carter-Williams named Rookie of the Year

May 5, 9:51 AM

The NBA officially announced on Monday morning that Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams won Rookie of the Year honors for 2014.

Carter-Williams is the third player since the 1950-51 season to lead all rookies in points (16.7), assists (6.3), and rebounds (6.2). Oscar Robinson ('60-61) and Alvan Adams ('75-76) are the others.

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Carter-Williams was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times during the season. He was the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

While he struggled with his shot for most of the season, finishing with a 40.5 percent shooting clip, hitting on only 26.4 percent of his three-pointers, he was a bright spot on a 76ers team that finished with the second-worst record in the NBA, and tied the all-time record for consecutive losses with 26.

Carter-Williams received 104 of 124 first-place votes.

PlayerPoints
Michael Carter-Williams (PHI)569 (104)
Victor Oladipo (ORL)364 (16)
Trey Burke (UTA)96 (1)
Mason Plumlee (BRK)58 (2)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (NYK)23 (1)
Gorgui Dieng (MIN)3
Steven Adams (OKC)1
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)1
Nick Calathes (MEM)1

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Dale Zanine

May 3, 3:48 PM

Report: 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams will be named Rookie of the Year

May 3, 3:48 PM

While the season was spent angling for another potential Rookie of the Year candidate, the Philadelphia 76ers had one in their locker room all along. 

Michael Carter-Williams will be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year next week, according to a report by Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com and later confirmed by ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Syracuse product, who was drafted 11th overall last summer, averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds, snatching monthly honors on four occasions. His 16-6-6 rookie average is an accomplishment matched only by Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.