LaMelo Ball won the NBA award after leading in both assists and steals against the other rookies.
The rookie averaged a 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his first season, NBA reports.
The Hornets, however, missed out on reaching the playoffs when they lost to Indiana Pacers in the Play-In Tournament.
During the regular season, Ball made history becoming the youngest player to record a triple-double.
Ball received 465 points from the votes counted by the writers which was 156 more points then second place Anthony Edwards.
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LaMelo was the third overall pick in the 2020 draft, during the season the Hornets player picked up a fractured wrist injury which kept him out for twenty one games.
LaMelo becomes the third Hornets player to win the award.
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