Celtics’ Tatum Named To All-Rookie Team
After a solid 2017-2018 campaign, Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is being recognized among the NBA's top first year players.
Tatum was named to the league's All-Rookie First Team, joining Utah's Donovan Mitchell, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Chicago's Lauri Markkanen and Los Angeles' Kyle Kuzma.
Tatum, who enjoyed a strong rookie season, received 99 of 100 possible first place votes, leaving him a single vote shy of joining Mitchell and Simmons as the only unanimous First Team selections.
Tatum averaged 13.9 points and five rebounds per game this season, playing in 80 of the team's regular season contests. He shot 47.5 percent from the floor and a rookie-high 43.4 percent from three-point range.
With the nod, Tatum has become the franchise's 10th All-Rookie Team selection and first since Boston legend Paul Pierce was named a member of the 1998-1999 Team.