3 former SEC players earn NBA All-Rookie team honors
There were a number of former SEC stars who made contributions in the NBA as rookies during this strange 2019-20 season.
On Tuesday, the first- and second-team All-Rookie teams were announced, and 3 former SEC standouts made the cut.
As you can see below, former Kentucky players PJ Washington and Tyler Herro made the second team, alongside former Ole Miss guard Terence Davis II:
2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams:
First team: Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson, Brandon Clarke, Eric Paschall
Second team: Coby White, Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, PJ Washington, Rui Hachimura
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Washington plays for the Charlotte Hornets. Herro is with the Miami Heat (who are still playing in the Eastern Conference Finals) and Davis is with the Toronto Raptors.
Washington averaged 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the Hornets, playing in 58 games and starting 57.
Herro appeared in 55 games for the Heat, starting 8. He averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest.
Davis appeared in 72 games for the Raptors, making 4 starts. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per night.