New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NBA is poised to name Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams as the NBA Rookie of the Year.
According to a report Saturday on NJ.com, Carter-Williams will receive the honor next week.
“I’d love to be Rookie of the Year,” said Carter-Williams, per The Intelligencer’s Tom Moore. “If I’m not, I’d be a little disappointed. That’s just me being competitive.”
He averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.2 rebounds as the Sixers finished 19-63.
Despite running the point, Carter-Williams had 431 rebounds, more than the three top 2013 draft picks who play in the frontcourt, namely Anthony Bennett, Otto Porter and Alex Len who combined for 299.
Drafted 11th overall pick out of Syracuse, Carter-Williams was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times this season.