Giannis Antetokounmpo makes NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, the league announced today. Antetokounmpo, the 15th pick in the draft by Milwaukee last summer, becomes the first Buck to receive an All-Rookie Team nod since Brandon Jennings earned First Team honors following the 2009-10 season.
Antetokounmpo appeared in 77 games for the Bucks during his rookie season, averaging 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, and finished among the rookie league leaders in scoring (11th), rebounding (T-4th), assists (T-10th), field goal percentage (9th), 3-point percentage (4th), free throw percentage (9th), steals (6th) and blocks (4th). He led the team in blocked shots on 22 occasions, second only to John Hensonís 40 such games, and his 61 total blocked shots were most among all NBA rookies and the seventh-most by a Bucks rookie in team history. Antetokounmpo recorded two double-doubles during his rookie campaign, tallying a season-high 16 points and 10 rebounds on Dec. 27 at Brooklyn before scoring 13 points and grabbing a season-high-tying 11 boards on Jan. 11 at Oklahoma City.