Hornets guard LaMelo Ball was unanimously selected to the All-Rookie First Team for the 2020-21 season. The Rookie of the Year and third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft becomes the 14th player in franchise history to receive All-Rookie honors, joining teammates PJ Washington and Cody Zeller, and the first to receive First Team Honors since the 1992-93 season.

The Hornets rookie averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 28.8 minutes per game, appearing in 51 games (31 starts) while shooting .436% from the field and .352% from beyond the arc. Ball ranked 17th in assists and ninth in steals per game among league leaders this season and among first-year players, led all rookies in assists and steals and ranked second in points and rebounds per game.