NBA Rookie of the Year: Orlando Forward Bankero… 98% of first place votes
Paolo Bankero of the Orlando Magic of the NBA was selected as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ with an overwhelming majority of votes.
The NBA announced 크크크벳on the 26th (Korean time) that Vanquero was selected as the Rookie of the Year award.
Bankero received a total of 494 points from a voting panel of 100 reporters and broadcasters, beating Jaylen Williams (Oklahoma City), who scored 241 points, to win the award.
The overwhelming support, almost unanimous, including 98 first place votes, went to Bankero.
Standing 208cm tall, Bankero averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 39 games during his freshman year at the prestigious Duke University of the NCAA, and was selected by Orlando as the first pick in the rookie draft in June of last year.
In the 2022-2023 season, he played in 72 NBA regular league games, averaging 20 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists, leading Orlando’s attack.
He continued to show off his scoring power on the professional stage, recording 40 games with 20 or more points and 6 with 30 or more points.
Bankero became the third player from Orlando to win the rookie award, following Shaquille O’Neal (1993) and Mike Miller (2001).
Orlando, who accumulated 34 wins (48 losses) this season, failed to advance to the playoffs (PO) by finishing the regular season in 13th place in the Eastern Conference.