John Wall Named to T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First-Team
The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named to the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team. Wall appeared in 69 games as rookie, and averaged 16.4 points, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, while leading all members of the 2010 NBA draft class in scoring, assists and steals. Wall was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in every month from from January to April, as he became the first player in franchise history to win the honor in four consecutive months.
Among other highlights in Wall’s historic rookie campaign, he was named MVP of the 2011 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles while recording a Rookie Challenge record 22 assists in that game, he became the third-youngest player ever to record a triple-double, trailing only LeBron James (twice) and Lamar Odom, when he did so at 20 years and 65 days old (11/10 vs. HOU), and with 29 points, 13 assists and a franchise record-tying nine steals (Verizon Center record) in his home debut at Verizon Center, he became the first NBA player to ever record those numbers or better in a game.
Wall is joined on the First Team All-Rookie squad by Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers), Landry Fields (New York), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento) and Gary Neal (San Antonio). Greg Monroe (Detroit), Wesley Johnson (Minnesota), Eric Bledsoe (L.A. Clippers), Derrick Favors (Utah) and Paul George (Indiana) were named to the All-Rookie Second Team, while Washington’s Jordan Crawford (12) and Trevor Booker (1) received Second Team votes from the league’s head coaches.