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76ers’ Carter-Williams headlines All-Rookie team

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Philadelphia 76ers guard and Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams headlines the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced Thursday.

Carter-Williams was the lone unanimous first team selection (250 points, 125 first team votes), while the Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo narrowly missed a perfect ballot (248 points, 124 first team votes). Guard Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz (230 points, 108 first team votes), forward Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets (214 points, 95 first team votes) and the New York Knicks gaurd Tim Hardaway Jr. (204 points, 87 first team votes) complete the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

The voting panel consisted of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters and were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.

Carter-Williams, the 11th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.86 steals per game. He joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only rookies in NBA history to average at least 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists, and was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors in October/November, January, March and April. He tallied 17 double-doubles and two triple-doubles on the season, while scoring at least 20 points in 25 contests.

Oladipo averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his rookie campaign. He tallied double-figure scoring efforts in 62 games and posted one triple-double.

Burke averaged 12.8 points, 5.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game. He had 12 games with 20 or more points, and handed out 10 or more assists seven times.

Plumlee averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. Following the All-Star break, he posted 13 games with 10 or more points and eight games with eight or more rebounds.

Hardaway Jr. averaged 10.2 points per game. He posted double-digit scoring games 40 times even though he came off the bench in all but one of the 81 games he appeared in.

The NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of the Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller and the Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

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