Published: Thu, May 23, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Dallas Maverick Luka Doncic A Unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team Pick

Dallas Maverick Luka Doncic A Unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team Pick

Trier averaged 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 64 games, shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range.

Doncic averaged 21.2 points and 6 assists to finish the season, and was originally the favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year until the after the All-Star Game, where Young played the better half of his season. It's the first time since 1984-85 that the first five picks in the previous National Basketball Association draft made up the All-Rookie first team.

Luka Doncic earned a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie first team after his historic first season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Doncic, 20, was a five-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

Atlanta Hawks guard and former Oklahoma All-American Trae Young was one of two unanimous selections for the 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie First Team, announced Tuesday by the league.


The All-Rookie first team was a mirror of the top five picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as Doncic (drafted third overall) and Young (fifth) were joined by Phoenix Suns center and No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton, Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (second) and Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr.

Players were chosen by an worldwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

The last time the top five picks were all first-team rookie honorees was in 1984-85 - a class consisting of Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and Charles Barkley.

The Hawks had two all-rookie selections, with Kevin Huerter on the second team to join Young.

The All-Rookie second team was led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Collin Sexton, with Landry Shamet, Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Huerter joining them on the list. The awards will all be presented to their winners in front of the NBA audience after the NBA Finals are over on June 24th. Bagley received 45 first-team votes and 44 second-team votes.

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