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article imageSixers' guard Michael Carter Williams named Rookie of the Year

By Armando Tamayo     May 5, 2014 in Sports
Philadelphia - Philadelpia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been named as the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
The 11th over-all pick in last year's draft became the third first-year player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in assists, rebounding and scoring. The other two were Alvan Adams (1975-76) and Oscar Robertson (1960-61).
Carter-Williams averaged 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 16.7 points. The Syracuse guard also led all rookies in steals with 1.86 a game, sixth overall in the NBA. He joined Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only rookies in league history to average at least 6.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 16.0 points.
The Hamilton, Massachusetts native received 104 of the possible 124 first place votes from the panel of broadcasters and sportswriters throughout North America (Canada and U.S.) ending up with 569 points.
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo finished second with 364 points (with 16 fist place votes) and Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke finished third with 96 points (1 first place vote)
Carter-Williams joined Shaquille O'Neil as the second first-year player to be named NBA Player of the Week to begin their career. He captured the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times this season.
The Sixers point guard scored at least 20 points in 25 games, and had 2 triple-doubles and 17 double-doubles this season.
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