Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, capping a stellar first season that came on the heels of him spanning the globe to begin his professional career.
According to CBS, Ball, the No. 3 overall pick, was so spectacular in his first season that voters overlooked his injury-induced absence. He averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds for the Charlotte Hornets this season, placing him in the top three among rookies in each of those categories. He led all rookies in assists, and his peaks were so high that at times, you could scarcely tell he was a rookie.
Congratulations to LaMelo!