Haliburton named first-team All-Rookie

Jan 13, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) during the first quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrese Haliburton’s rookie season may have been ended prematurely by an injury, but that did not keep the former Cyclone from picking up some postseason accolades.

Haliburton was named first-team All-Rookie by the NBA on Thursday, one day after it was announced the Oshkosh, Wis. native had finished third in the league’s Rookie of the Year balloting.

He was joined on the first-team by the Charlotte Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, who won Rookie of the Year, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards, Houston’s Jae’Sean Tate and Detroit’s Saddiq Bey. Memphis’ Desmond Bane, Cleveland’s Isaac Okoro, New York’s Immanuel Quickley, Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart and Chicago’s Patrick Williams made up the second-team.

Haliburton averaged 13.0 points (third among rookies) and 5.3 assists (second among rookies) during his debut season with the Sacramento Kings. He was twice named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

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