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Zion Williamson named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

The National Basketball Association today announced that Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been named to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Williamson, who was selected by New Orleans with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Duke University, appeared in 24 games and averaged 22.5 points on .583 shooting from the floor, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists. Williamson ranked first among all rookies in points per game, second in rebounds per game, and first in offensive rebounds per game with 2.7. The South Carolina native joined elite company during his first NBA season, becoming the first rookie since Michael Jordan to post 16 20-point games within their first 20 contests, and posted the highest scoring average through his first 24 career NBA games since Jordan in 1983.