The results from the annual NBA rookie survey came out earlier this week.

Trae Young was tied for fifth receiving six percent of the vote for Rookie of the Year. He was overwhelmingly voted the best shooter. Kevin Huerter coming in second and the best play maker.

In some years, the rookie surveys are on point. For instance, Donovan Mitchell being picked as last year’s steal. Another example includes 2013 10th overall pick, C.J. McCollum, at the top of the Rookie of the Year race. In other cases, you end up with Kris Dunn out of these things.

The results from the survey do mean something based off of the accuracy from past years. No one knows these players’ games more than perhaps their peers.

How they figure it out

The group saw how Young passed down the stretch in a huge comeback win against the Indiana Pacers in the Vegas Summer League. The group also knows that he led the nation in assists last season. They also know how well he still passed the ball well when he was struggling with his shot in the first few summer league games.

Young and Huerter going in the top two picks for the shooting category was big as well with players like Devin Booker and Stephen Curry taking the top honors in the last decade.

Omari Spellman also received votes for being the best defender in the class, which he naturally defended especially on Twitter.

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Content Creator at Armchair Atlanta Hawks , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Life growing up as an Atlanta sports fan prepared me for the worst. Consistent moments of cliff-hanging excitement ultimately leading to crushing heart ache time-after-time soften the blows of life’s disappointments. Any number of rejection letters for internship programs or scholarships I received while I was a student at Georgia State University didn’t compare to seeing the Hawks going to 10 consecutive postseasons with zero conference finals wins or the Braves winning 14 consecutive division titles with only one world championship to show for it. I grew up in the era where Mike Vick emerged as king, before becoming Inmate No. 33765-183- and so goes life.

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