Victor Oladipo was named Thursday to the NBA’s all-rookie first team, making him their first player to be chosen for that honor since Dwight Howard in 2005.
All but one of the 125 voters had Oladipo on the first team. The only unanimous selection was Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers, who was named Rookie of the Year last month.
Oladipo averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Magic while playing 80 of 82 games, including 44 starts. He also led the team in steals with 129 and joined Penny Hardaway as the only rookies in the franchise’s 25-year history with at least 1,000 points, 300 assists and 100 steals in a season.
Rounding out the first team are Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz, Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets and Tim Hardaway Jr. of the New York Knicks.
In addition to Oladipo and Howard, previous Magic players who have been honored are Drew Gooden (2003), Mike Miller (2001), Matt Harpring (1999), Hardaway (1994), Shaquille O’Neal (1993) and Dennis Scott (1991).