Zion Williamson earns NBA All-Rookie First Team honors


Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has been named to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Williamson, the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, palyed in 24 games and averaged 22.5 points on 58 percent shooting to go along with 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.  Williamson joins Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke, and Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall on the All-Rookie First Team.

He becomes the fifth player in franchise history to earn All-Rookie honors joining Chris Paul (First Team 2005-06), Darren Collison (First Team 2009-10), Marcus Thornton (Second Team 2009-10) and Anthony Davis (First Team 2012-13). 

The NBA All-Rookie Teams were selected by a global media panel and the voting was based on regular-season games played through March 11.