When Michael Carter-Williams was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers 11th overall, many didn’t expect the point guard to be in contention for the Rookie of the Year award. But not only was Carter-Williams in contention, the former Syracuse star is likely to come with the honor as NJ.com is reporting the Rhode Island native will be named the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year award winner.
Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers rookie point guard, will be named the NBA Rookie of the Year, a league source has confirmed to NJ.com.
The award is expected to be announced sometime next week.
Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.2 rebounds this year, compiling one of the best rookie seasons in Sixers’ history.
Despite dealing with injury and a self-admitted struggle to maintain full health during the 82 game grind of the NBA’s regular season, Carter-Williams continually put up stats and separated himself from the rest of the NBA’s freshman class.
Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic, who was the second overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, seemed to be Carter-Williams’ only legit competition.