Collin Sexton named to NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team

Led all rookies by scoring in double figures 73 times

Daryl Ruiter
May 21, 2019 - 3:24 pm

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Independence, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Collin Sexton was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team Tuesday.

Sexton, who became the 19th rookie in franchise history to earn All-Rookie Team honors and the first Cavalier to do so since Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller in 2012-13, received the seventh-most first-place votes and finished seventh in overall voting.

The eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft led all rookies by scoring in double figures in 73 games this past season.

Sexton averaged 16.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.8 minutes per game.

The NBA’s All-Rookie First Team included Dallas’ Luka Doncic, Atlanta’s Trae Young, Phoenix center Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III.

Joining Sexton on the Second Team are a pair of Los Angeles Clippers – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet – as well as New York center Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Huerter of the Hawks.

Sexton did not miss a game as a rookie.

Sexton ranked third among rookies in scoring while shooting 43 percent, including 40.2 percent from three-point range. He also ranked sixth in assists (3.0) and 3-pointers made (119) among first year players.

Sexton, who set a Cavs franchise rookie record for hits from beyond the arc, ranked third in team history with 1,371 points this past season trailing only Ron Harper (1,874 in 1986-87) and LeBron James (1,654 in 2003-04).

Sexton is just the third rookie in NBA history to average 16.0 points or more while shooting at least .400 from beyond the arc and .800 from the free throw line, joining Larry Bird (1979-80) and Stephen Curry (2009-10).