words // Brandon Richard
The lone bright spot in the Philadelphia 76ers’ season was the play of rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams, who was officially named NBA Rookie of the Year earlier today.
Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists and 6.2 rebounds,joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) as the only players since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in those three categories. He also joined Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. Carter-Williams also led all rookies in steals (1.86 spg, sixth in NBA).
Philadelphia’s 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played October 29 – November 3, joining Shaquille O’Neal as the only rookies in NBA history to be named Player of the Week to begin their careers. Carter Williams won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in October, November, January, March and April. On the season, he recorded 17 double-doubles and two triple-doubles.
Carter-Williams spent his historic rookie campaign playing in the Nike Zoom HyperRev, available in a variety of colorways at Eastbay.