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Report: LaMelo Ball Named 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year

After weeks of anticipation and announcements of the various other NBA regular season awards, the league finally announced Wednesday afternoon the winner of the 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year award:

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been voted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, sources tell ESPN. Announcement expected soon.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 16, 2021

While the official voting totals have not yet been released as of 1:45pm PST, it is safe to assume that Minnesota Timberwolves’ rookie Anthony Edwards will have finished as the runner-up for this award, with Sacramento Kings’ rookie Tyrese Haliburton finishing third.