Simmons, Mitchell Unanimous Picks For NBA All-Rookie Team

Philly’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell were voted unanimously to the NBA All-Rookie team.

Philadelphia 76er’s guard Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell have been voted unanimous selections to the 2018 NBA All-Rookie team.

The two guards each received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of broadcasters and sports writers. Simmons and Mitchell also led their teams to the second round of this year’s playoffs.

Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum was also named to the first team, falling just one vote shy of a unanimous nod. Simmons, Mitchell and Tatum are also the three finalists for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award.

kuzLakers forward Kyle Kuzma (93 first-team votes) and Bulls’ forward Lauri Markkanen (76) round out the first team.

 

The second team consists of guards Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas and the Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic and Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson.

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