The New Orleans Hornets and former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis was runner-up in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting today as the Portland TrailBlazers Damian Lillard won the award unanimously.
Here is the excerpt from official release:
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced Wednesday. Lillard was a unanimous selection, having totaled 605 points as he received all 121 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was the last unanimous selection (2010-11).
The New Orleans Hornets’ Anthony Davis finished second with 306 points and the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal finished third with 94 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished 7th in the voting.
Here are the players that received votes in order: