The NBA announced Tuesday that Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. With the announcement, Beal becomes the 15th rookie in franchise history to receive NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
Beal appeared in 56 games during the 2012-2013 season, including 46 starts. Beal’s season was cut short due to a stress injury in his right fibula.
He averaged 13.9 points per game, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.2 minutes per contest. Beal also shot .410 from the field and .386 from behind the arc while finishing third among rookies in scoring, second in minutes per game and fourth in three-point field goal percentage.
The 19-year-old finished third in Kia NBA Rookie of the Year voting and set the Wizards franchise rookie record with 91 three-pointers made, eclipsing Steve Blake’s previous mark of 75. He was named Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December 2012 and January 2013 and represented the Wizards in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Houston (February ’12), where he scored 12 points and tallied four assists.
Beal will join Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters on the All-Rookie First Team.