A huge congrats to Philly guard Michael Carter-Williams, who will reportedly be named the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year. MCW averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 dimes and 6.2 boards in a rough-but-rebuilding year for the Sixers. Per NJ.com:
Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers rookie point guard, will be named the NBA Rookie of the Year, a league source with knowledge of the voting has confirmed to NJ.com.
The award is expected to be announced next week.
Carter-Williams averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.2 rebounds this season, compiling one of the best rookie seasons in Sixers’ history.
The Syracuse product won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four out of the six months it was awarded this season, a strong sign that the Rookie of the Year Award was going to be his. Carter-Williams was the 11th overall pick in last year’s NBA Draft.
He is the first Sixers’ player to be considered for the award since Allen Iverson was named Rookie of the Year in 1996.