Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey and center Jalen Duren were named to the NBA’s All-Rookie second team on Monday, in recognition of their outstanding debut seasons.
Ivey, a 21-year-old Purdue alumnus, was selected fifth overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. In his rookie season, he played 74 games, starting 73, and averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Ivey also shot 34.3 percent from 3-point range. The 6-foot-4 guard showcased his skills and proved to be a valuable addition to the Pistons lineup.
At just 19 years old, Jalen Duren was the youngest player in the league last season. The 6-foot-10 center from Memphis was the 13th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and was acquired by the Pistons in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets. Duren played 67 games, starting 31, and averaged 9.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Joining Ivey and Duren on the All-Rookie second team are Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. from the Houston Rockets, and Jeremy Sochan from the San Antonio Spurs.
Ivey received 43 first-team votes and 56 second-team votes, accumulating 142 points, making him the highest-scoring player on the second team. He fell just 28 points short of a first-team selection, which went to Bennedict Mathurin. Duren received no first-team votes but received 85 second-team votes, giving him a total of 85 points and placing him second on the All-Rookie second team, behind Ivey.
The All-Rookie first team is comprised of Paolo Banchero from the Orlando Magic, who received all 100 first-place votes, Walker Kessler from the Utah Jazz, Bennedict Mathurin from the Indiana Pacers, Keegan Murray from the Sacramento Kings, and Jalen Williams from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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