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Donovan Mitchell a unanimous NBA All-Rookie team selection

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The postseason honors continue to pile up for Mitchell.

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Rookie of the Year front-runners Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons were both unanimous selections to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, which was revealed Tuesday.

A four time Western Conference Rookie of the Month, Mitchell. led all rookies this season in scoring at 20.5 points per game and total points (1,616). He joins David Robinson (1989-90), Larry Bird (1979-80), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-70) and Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60) as one of the last five rookies, and the only guard, to lead their team in scoring while their squad won 45 or more games.

Here’s the full squad:

2017-18 All-Rookie First Team

Player | Team | First (2 pts) | Second (1 pt) | Total

Donovan Mitchell | Utah | 100 | -- | 200

Ben Simmons | Philadelphia | 100 -- | 200

Jayson Tatum | Boston | 99 | 1 | 199

Kyle Kuzma | Los Angeles Lakers | 93 | 7 | 193

Lauri Markkanen | Chicago | 76 | 21 | 173

All-Rookie Second Team

Dennis Smith Jr. | Dallas | 9 | 78 | 96

Lonzo Ball | Los Angeles Lakers | 7 | 73 | 87

John Collins | Atlanta | 5 | 66 | 76

Bogdan Bogdanovic | Sacramento | 6 | 63 | 75

Josh Jackson | Phoenix | 1 | 43 | 45

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (NBA All-Rookie First Team votes in parentheses): Bam Adebayo, Miami 44; De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento, 34; OG Anunoby, Toronto, 25 (2); Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn, 18; Dillon Brooks, Memphis, 14 (1); Jordan Bell, Golden State, 5; Royce O’Neale, Utah, 4; Zach Collins, Portland, 3; Milos Teodosic, LA Clippers, 3 (1); Luke Kennard, Detroit, 1; Frank Mason III, Sacramento, 1; Malik Monk, Charlotte, 1; Frank Ntilikina, New York, 1; Semi Ojeleye, Boston, 1; Sindarius Thornwell, LA Clippers, 1.