Looks like the 2013-2014 season wasn’t a total wash for the Philadelphia 76ers after all.
The league announced today that Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams is the NBA’s 2013-2014 Rookie of the Year.
Carter-Williams, the 11th overall pick in last year’s draft, led all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounds (6.2), assists (6.3), and steals (1.8) this season. He is just the third rookie ever to lead a rookie class in all four of those categories, joining Oscar Robertson (1960-1961) and Alvan Adams (1975-1976).
Carter-Williams is also the first player drafted outside of the top 10 to win the award since Mark Jackson won it for the Knicks in 1988. Jackson was the 18th pick in the draft that year.
Sixers President Sam Hinkie spoke to the media today about Carter-Williams’ achievement.
"By opening night, it was clear to us that Michael belonged," Hinkie said. "We congratulate him on this unique achievement and look forward to helping him put in the work necessary to garner even greater success in the future."
In honor of Carter-Williams accomplishment, check out his best highlights from the 2013-2014 season: