Friday night, the NBA announced the three finalists for the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year award. Dallas Mavericks Slovenian sensation is one of them. Joining him are Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns and the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young.
This season, Doncic, 20, averaged a team-high 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, a team-high 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals in a little over 32 minutes per game. The only other rookie in NBA history to record averages of at least 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for a season is Oscar Robertson.