Former Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander found a way to exceed expectations yet again.
After being drafted No. 11 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Gilgeous-Alexander was voted to the 2018-19 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
The 6-foot-6 guard, who averaged 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game in his debut season, was the sixth-highest vote-getter among all rookies with 138 total votes.
He was also just 19 votes shy from stealing First Team honors away from former Duke forward Marvin Bagley III.
Take a look at the final voting tally:
NBA All-Rookie teams pic.twitter.com/4MrBYjACa1
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 21, 2019
The official Los Angeles Clippers Twitter account was obviously pretty excited about their point guard, highlighting some of Gilgeous-Alexander’s top accomplishments as a rookie.
Among them? Making his first start for the team in November, being named as a Rising Star at NBA All-Star Weekend, and scoring a career-high 25 points in the NBA Playoffs just a few weeks ago against the Golden State Warriors.
? June 21: Drafted 11th overall
? Oct. 17: @NBA debut
? Nov. 5: First start
? Feb. 15: Rising Star at #NBAAllStar Weekend
? Apr. 21: Career-high 25 points. On the road. In his first playoff series.
? May 21: All-Rookie Second Team@shaiglalex is just getting started. pic.twitter.com/om6CAQm37Q
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) May 21, 2019
Former Kentucky forward Kevin Knox didn’t make the First or Second Team, but he did receive 22 total votes, good for second-highest among those who didn’t make the cut.
Congratulations to Gilgeous-Alexander on the impressive achievement!