Brogdon a unanimous NBA All-Rookie Team pick

  • Brogdon a unanimous NBA All-Rookie Team pick

Brogdon a unanimous NBA All-Rookie Team pick

Two Milwaukee Bucks players won prominent individual awards Monday night - one who made the long-legged leap this year from potential-filled up-and-comer whose name many around the National Basketball Association couldn't even pronounce to rising superstar that some believe is a future MVP; the other an oft-doubted and overlooked 2016 second-round draft pick that has now made league history.

Earlier Monday the NBA announced Brodgon was chosen to the NBA All-Rookie first team. His assists (4.2) and steals (1.1) per game were tops among rookies while his 3-point and free-throw percentages ranked second.

Brogdon was more steady and solid than spectacular, which is exactly what a young Bucks squad needed, and why he was able to edge center Joel Embiid and forward Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers for the top rookie crown. Saric tallied 20 or more points 14 times in his first season.

Brogdon joins Ralph Sampson as Cavaliers who have been honored as the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Limited to 31 games by the Sixers' cautiousness in the wake of missing his first two pro seasons due to two right foot surgeries and a torn left meniscus that cost him the final 2½ months, Embiid was hoping to become the first person to win the award while playing fewer than 50 games in a full 82-game season. In 189 career games, MCW is averaging 13 points, 5.4 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.

"I think he should be Rookie of the Year, for what he has done being drafted in the second round", Kidd said, per Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Thank you to my family whose love and support means the world to me".

The first team featured a record four worldwide players, topping the previous mark of three.

Before joining the Bucks, Brogdon played four seasons at Virginia for coach Tony Bennett.

Gordon set an National Basketball Association single-season record for most 3-pointers off the bench, helping the high-scoring Rockets make more shots behind the arc than any team in history. Saric also had the fourth-most assists and third-most steals on the Sixers last season.

Player 1 scored 627 points this past season, grabbing 243 rebounds and blocking 76 shots. In May, Antetokounmpo was named Second Team All-NBA, the highest All-NBA Team selection for the Bucks since Moncrief in 1986.