Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been voted NBA Rookie of the Year, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ball, who averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds, had been considered the favorite for the award despite missing 21 games with a broken wrist in a season that ended with the Hornets finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference and losing to the Indiana Pacers. in the play-in tournament.
Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tyrese Haliburton of the Sacramento Kings were the other finalists for the award.
Last month, Ball became the first athlete to plan to launch a set of non-fungible dynamic tokens, which could change over time based on the guard’s achievements, such as the Rookie of the Year honor.
Information from ESPN’s Tim Keown was used in this report.