Luka Doncic

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Luka Doncic Wins NBA Rookie Of The Year

June 24, 2019 - 8:22 pm

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic won the NBA rookie of the year award Monday night. 

Doncic was a heavy contender for the award, beating Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton.

“I’m confident, but even if I think I am, I’m never going to say it ... I’m going to keep it to myself. It’s just different characters,” Doncic said. 

Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game last season. Doncic became the first player NBA history 19 years-old or younger to score 1,100 points in a season before the All-Star break, according to Ellias Sports.