Toronto Raptors ahead Scottie Barnes was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Yr on Saturday.
Barnes is the third participant in Raptors historical past to earn the honour following Damon Stoudamire (1995-96) and Vince Carter (1998-99).
The 20-year-old averaged 15.3 factors, 7.5 rebounds and three.5 assists in the course of the 2021-22 season after he was drafted fourth total by the Raptors out of Florida State in July.
Each Carter and Stoudamire congratulated Barnes as a part of a video tribute and trophy presentation that was held on courtroom earlier than the beginning of Sport 4 of Toronto’s playoff collection in opposition to Philadelphia.
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Barnes acquired 48 first place votes and 378 factors from a world panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center Evan Mobley completed second with 43 first place votes and 363 factors. The 15 level distinction between first and second marks the smallest margin of victory within the award’s historical past for the reason that present format started in 2002-03.
The 15-point distinction between the NBA Rookie of the Yr winner (Scottie Barnes) and the second-place finisher (Evan Mobley) is the smallest margin for the reason that present voting format started 19 years in the past.
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“What you see on the courtroom is precisely who Scottie is: enthusiastic. Joyful. Athletic. Expert, and a winner. We – and our followers – cherished seeing his improvement by way of this season, and we are able to’t wait to see what the longer term brings,” mentioned Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri in a press release.