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Sixers' Michael Carter-Williams named Rookie of the Year

By Eye on Basketball staff

Carter-Williams led rookies in most categories this season. (USATSI)
Michael Carter-Williams led rookies in most categories this season. (USATSI)

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Update Mon. April 5: The league has made it official. Michael Carter Willims has won Rookie of the Year 2014. Here's a list of the vote totals with first-place votes (if any) in parentheses:

Michael Carter Williams 569 (104)

Victor Oladipo: 364 (16)

Trey Burke 96 (1)

Mason Plumlee 58 (2)

Tim Hardaway Jr. 23 (1)

Gorgui Dieng 3

Steven Adams 1

Giannis Antetokounmpo 1

Nick Calathes 1

The 2013-14 season wasn't a total embarrassment for the Philadelphia 76ers, after all. Despite having the second worst record in the NBA and tying the all-time record for consecutive losses at 26, the Sixers will reportedly have the honor of point guard Michael Carter-Williams being named the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year.

NJ.com is reporting the former Syracuse guard will be given the award next week when it's announced.

Michael Carter-Williams, the Sixers rookie point guard, will be named the NBA Rookie of the Year, a league source with knowledge of the voting has confirmed to NJ.com.

The award is expected to be announced next week.

Carter-Williams led NBA rookies in most statistical categories throughout the season. His season averages led all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounds (6.2), assists (6.3), and steals (1.8). He was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week once and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month four times during the season. While he struggled with his shooting (40.5 percent from the field, 26.4 percent from 3) throughout most of the season, he was an electrifying force on the court for much of his rookie campaign.

He was the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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