Posted May 3rd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball

Kevin Durant wins Rookie of the YearThe NBA announced on Thursday that former Longhorn [tag]Kevin Durant[/tag] was the winner of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2007-08 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year. He’s the first Longhorn to ever win the award.

Durant received 90 out of 125 first-place votes finishing comfortably ahead of Atlanta’s Al Horford and Houston’s Luis Scola. Somehow five sportswriters didn’t even put Durant in their top two. Kevin average 20.3 points (7.6 points more than any other rookie), 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in his rookie season.

Congratulations Kevin!

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
Kevin Durant Seattle 90 30 5 545
Al Horford Atlanta 30 74 18 390
Luis Scola Houston 5 20 61 146
Al Thornton L.A. Clippers 1 27 30
Jamario Moon Toronto 7 7

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    Hook' Em

    Kevin Durant will be a future NBA great.

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