Markkanen named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

Lauri Markkanen

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 03: Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls moves against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center on April 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and […]

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen has been selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Markkanen, who received 76 first team votes, led the Bulls in scoring and rebounding averaging 15.2 ppg, and 7.5 rpg in his first season in the NBA. He also became the fastest player in NBA history to make 100 three-pointers, hitting the mark in his 41st game.

The 7-footer from Finland tied for fourth among rookies in scoring average and ranked second in rebounding average and free throw percentage.

The voting panel selected five players for the First Team and five players for the Second Team at any position.  Players received two points for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (99 First Team votes) fell one vote shy of joining Mitchell and Simmons as a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. The First Team also features Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (93 First Team votes).

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