Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Rookie of the Year… by a landslide.
The 22-year-old received 104 out of a possible 124 first-place votes and finished with 569 points among balloting, beating out Orlando’s Victor Oladipo who was a distant second with 16 first-place votes and 364 points.
Carter-Williams was one of the few bright spots in the Sixers’ dismal 19-63 season. He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game — which makes him just the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in all three stat categories, joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76).
Allen Iverson is the only other player in Sixers history to win the award.
Also, being the 11th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Carter-Williams is is the first player picked 10th or lower to win Rookie of the year since Mark Jackson did it in 1987 for New York.