Monday, May 18, 2015

Marcus Smart named to All-Rookie Second Team

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Marcus Smart has been voted to the NBA All-Rookie second team. The Boston Celtics guard finished with 142 total voting points (28-first team and 86 second-team) by 130 sportswriters and broadcasters.

The 2014 sixth overall draft pick was the top vote-getter of any second teamer, while rookie of the year; Andrew Wiggins finished with 260 points on the first team.

The point guard had a solid first year in the league putting up averages of 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists over 27 minutes per game while appearing in 67 games (including 38 starts) for the Celtics this season.

Danny Ainge had nothing but high praise for Smart as being one of team's high notes in 2014-15.

"I think because Marcus is the youngest of the group, and had the most question marks coming into the year," Ainge said. "I was most excited about Marcus' development, although I saw development in every one of our young players. It was fun to see that Marcus made a name for himself and is a player that we know is an NBA player, and can help you -- not just a player that can play, but a player that can help you win." []

Congrats Marcus on a great first year in Boston!

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