NBA ‘Alien’ Wembanyama wins unanimous rookie award for the 6th time

First Buddhist 224cm tallest person in active duty

‘Alien’ Victor Wembanyama (20, San Antonio, photo) unanimously received the Rookie of the Year Award in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this season.

This is the 6th time in history that there has been a unanimous Rookie of the Year Award winner in the NBA. Wembanyama won six awards in French professional basketball last season, including the league’s youngest Most Valuable Player (MVP), Rookie Award, and Best 5. Wembanya is the first French player to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

As a result of the 2023-2024 season Rookie of the Year vote announced by the NBA Secretariat on the 7th, Wembanyama swept all 99 first place votes and earned 495 points. The Rookie of the Year Award is chosen by votes from American and Canadian media reporters and broadcasters who cover the NBA. The first place vote receives 5 points, the second place vote receives 3 points, and the third place vote receives 1 point. Oklahoma City’s ‘big man’ Chet Holgrun (216cm) received 295 points (98 second-place votes, one third-place vote) and placed second in the Rookie of the Year Award voting.

Wembanyama, who debuted in the NBA this season after playing in his native French league, played in 71 games and averaged 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.6 blocks. Wembanyama, who played an average of 29.7 minutes per game, also became the first player in the NBA to average more than 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks while playing less than 30 minutes per game. Wembanya, who is the tallest (224cm) among active NBA players, ranked first in the league in blocks. It has been 37 years since Manute Bol (1962-2010) in 1986 that a rookie player won the block title.

“My goal has always been to help the team as best as I can,” Wembanyama said. To receive the Rookie of the Year award, you had to be particularly outstanding, but it was difficult. “I am happy to receive this difficult award,” he said. “I will work hard to improve further.” “I still have a lot of room to improve,” he said. 섯다

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