Philly point guard Michael Carter-Williams was as expected, named Rookie of the Year after a season averaging 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 34.5 minutes per game. MCW received 569 total votes and 104 out of a possible 124 first-place votes.
For what some people saw as a disappointing rookie class, which on a lot of fronts it was, MCW was a bright spark all season long. He led a terrible Sixers team that did nothing but run up and down the floor, using their young legs and short possessions to try and catch teams off guard. It only worked 19 times, but hey, #YOLO 2014 draft is coming up.
It seems like an eternity ago that MCW’s rookie season kicked off with a bang. Who can forget that memorable introduction to the league? In his first game, facing the defending champion Miami Heat, putting up 22 points, 12 assists and nine steals to lead the Sixers to a 114-110 opening day win, also picking up Eastern Conference Player of the Week honours in his first week as a pro.
Here’s how the rest of the crowd finished:
Check out MCW’s top ten highlights from this season: