The NBA announced Tuesday afternoon that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Collin Sexton has been named to all-rookie second team. Despite the slow start to the season, he finished strong in the second half of the season to prove he is a starting point guard in this league, especially with his offense improving drastically.
The panel consisted of sports writers and broadcasters. Sexton received 132 points. He received 39 first team votes and 54 second team votes.
From March 8-22, Sexton had eight straight 20-point game performances. He would become the second rookie in franchise history to do that. Ron Harper was the first one to do it for the Cavs, as he did it in 13 straight games.
Sexton also broke a franchise record where he scored 23-points in seven straight games, from March 8-20. Austin Carr was the only other Cavaliers rookie to do so with six straight games of scoring 23 or more.
Along with Sexton in the second team, it goes: Shai Gilgeous-Alexnder (LA Clippers), Landry Shamet (LA Clippers), Kevin Huerter (Atlanta Hawks) and Mitchell Robinson (New York Knicks).
Here are the averages per the Cavs press release.
16.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31.8 minutes per contest. The 6-2 guard ranked in the top five among all NBA rookies in free throw percentage (1st, .839), games played (tied-1st, 82), three-point percentage (2nd, .402).
In total for the season, Sexton scored 1,371 total points this season.