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Hornets Ball Named NBA Rookie of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MAY 18: LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers during the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 18, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) — Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, sources told ESPN.

Ball averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds this season. He missed 21 games because of a broken wrist.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento Kings forward Tyrese Haliburton were also finalists, according to ESPN.

The Hornets finished in tenth place in the Eastern Conference and lost to Indiana in the NBA Playoff Play-In Tournament.

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