Tyreke Evans Takes Home Rookie of the Year

As anticipated, Sacramento point guard Tyreke Evans officially won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, after an impressive 20.1 PPG, 5.8 APG, and 1.5 SPG campaign. The fourth overall pick out of Memphis is another rookie of the year to come out of John Calipari’s PG factory, with Derrick Rose winning the trophy last year and Kentucky’s John Wall already a favorite for next year’s race. Evans’ 67 first place votes edged out Golden State’s Stephen Curry’s 43 first place votes and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings’ 12, rightfully so as the King PG led all rookies in points per game and was second in assists per game.

Evans joined the likes of Jordan, LeBron, and Oscar Robertson as the fourth rookie all time to average 20 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds per game; pretty good company to be in, two of which are hall of famers and basketball legends, and LeBron James seems to be on pace to join them in both aspects.

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