Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team today. Antetokounmpo was the 15th pick in the draft by Milwaukee last summer. He becomes the first Bucks to receive an All-Rookie Team nod since Brandon Jennings earned First Team honors following the 2009-10 season.
Antetokounmpo appeared in 77 games for the Bucks during his rookie season, averaging 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest, and finished among thee rookie league leaders in scoring (11th), rebounding (6th) and blocks (4th). He led the team in blocked shots on 22 occasions, second only to John Henson’s 40 such games, and his 61 total blocked shots were most among all NBA rookies and the seventh-most by a Bucks rookie in team history.
Antetokounmpo was also selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend, becoming the first Bucks to represent the franchise at the league’s midseason showcase since Jennings in 2011. Antetokounmpo tallied nine points, two rebounds and two assists in the game, and also competed in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge as part of the All-Star Saturday Night festivities.