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DENVER, May 18, 2022 – The NBA announced today that Denver Nuggets guard Bones Hyland has been named to the All-Rookie second team. He becomes the ninth Nuggets player to be named to an NBA All-Rookie second team and the first since Jamal Murray in 2016-17. 

Hyland, 6-3, 173, appeared in 69 games (four starts) in his rookie campaign, averaging 10.1 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds, shooting 40.3% from the field and 36.6% from three in 19.0 minutes per game. He scored 20+ points on six occasions and registered one double-double. 

Hyland knocked down 131 three-point field goals in 2021-22, surpassing Jamal Murray’s franchise record for most threes in a rookie season. It also ranked him second among rookies in the NBA, doing so in 828 less minutes then first-place. Bones also finished second amongst first year players with the most games with four or more threes (13). 

The 21-year-old hit his stride post All-Star break. In 23 games (one start), Bones averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 46.5% from the field and 40.0% from three, helping Denver secure the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs. In the playoffs, Hyland played all five games, posting 9.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 17.4 minutes. 

Hyland finished the season ranking second among all rookies in free-throw percentage, second in three-point field goals, sixth in three-point field goal percentage, ninth in assists per game and ninth in total points.

The VCU alum was drafted with the 26th overall pick by Denver in the 2021 NBA draft.