Franz Wagner headlines the NBA All-Rookie First Team

2022-05-19 01:29
Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
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Franz Wagner became the first German player in NBA history to be selected to an NBA All-Rookie First Team last night.

Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors, Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons, and Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers each were unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie first team announced Wednesday.

Barnes, Cunningham, and Mobley each received the maximum total of 200 points for the first team. Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic (183 points) and Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets (158 points) also made the first team.

Points this season

Points made: 104,2
Accuracy: 43,4%
Place in standings: 29
Record max: 130
Record min: 79
Best scorer: Cole Anthony

The NBA All-Rookie second team included Herbert Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans (123 points), Josh Giddey of the Oklahoma City Thunder (122 points), Bones Hyland of the Denver Nuggets (81 points), Ayo Dosunmu of the Chicago Bulls (75 points) and Chris Duarte of the Indiana Pacers (52 points).

The first-team announcement was the latest honor in a standout season for Barnes, who was named NBA Rookie of the Year earlier this month. He finished the season with 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Cunningham led all rookies with 17.4 points per game. Mobley pulled down 8.3 rebounds per game, which led the rookie class.

Jonathan Kuminga of the Golden State Warriors tallied 47 points, just shy of Duarte for the final spot on the second team.

All-Rookie first team:

  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  • Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

All-Rookie second team:

  • Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets
  • Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
  • Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers

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