Hornets’ LaMelo Ball reportedly wins NBA Rookie of the Year


Votes for the NBA Rookie of the Year are in, and according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, this year the award is reportedly going to LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets. 

Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tyrese Haliburton of the Sacramento Kings were also in the running, having been named finalists along with Ball back in May. 

Ball, 19, was the third overall pick in the 2020 draft. He averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Hornets this season. He played in 51 games, missing time due to a wrist injury.

This story will be updated.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 07: LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic in the first quarter during their game at Spectrum Center on May 07, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

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