Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Michael Carter-Williams named Rookie of the Year, as expected

As if it's a surprise.

Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams was officially named the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday.

MC-W received 104 out of a possible 124 first-place votes, coasting clearly past second-place finisher Victor Oladipo of Orlando. 

Early Saturday afternoon, Michael Kaskey-Blomain of (and Around the Arc) was told that Sixers' G Michael Carter-Williams would be named the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Shortly after, the information was confirmed by, and later, The Inquirer.

Michael Carter-Williams won the NBA’s Rookie of the Month award four out of a possible six times this past season, and now his rookie season will be capped with another accolade.

The award comes as no surprise, as Carter-Williams led all rookies in rebounding, scoring, assists, steals, and double-doubles, while averaging 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Carter-Williams’ inspired play was one of the few bright spots in what was a struggle of a season for the Sixers, who haven’t had a Rookie of the Year award-winner since Allen Iverson. 

‘MC-W,’ as he has been labeled by the Philadelphia faithful, was the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, which he declared for after two seasons at Syracuse.

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