A few former Wildcats drew some recognition from ESPN, being named to the Worldwide Leader’s NBA Regular Season awards list.
First up was Immanuel Quickley, being named to the All-Rookie team. Quickley proved a lot of the draft night projections wrong, asserting himself as a key member of the Knicks rotation and often finding himself in the lineup at end of games.
This rookie season should be a good launching pad for Quickley’s career as he looks to earn a more prominent role in the New York rotation.
Next up, Bam Adebayo named Second-Team All-Defense. The numbers speak for themselves. Adebayo is one of the most versatile defenders in the league, and is arguably deserving of being first-team and a contender for DPOY.
And finally, Julius Randle recognized as All NBA Third-Team.
Randle is the league’s most improved player, no question. He’s the catalyst behind New York’s turnaround this season, and arguably deserves MVP votes.
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Another climb for a guy who has had to get through multiple obstacles.
Definitely some good pieces for a guy who likes to distribute.
It’s all about character.
A lot depends on the QB position.
Jackson is the lone Wildcat projected in the first round.
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