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Michael Carter-Williams wins Rookie of the Year Award

Michael Carter-Williams left Syracuse after his sophomore season and immediately took the NBA by storm. The 11th pick in the 2013 draft became just the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2), joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76).

Today the Hamilton, Massachusetts native was honored for his tremendous debut season by being named the runaway winner of the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

The 76ers lead guard received 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes, with Orlando's Victor Oladipo finishing second and Utah's Trey Burke coming in third. Carter-Williams is the first player picked 10th or lower to win rookie of the year since Mark Jackson did it in 1987 for the Knicks.

Five of the last six winners have been point guards, with L.A.'s Blake Griffin the lone exception since 2008.

 

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