Selected with the No. 38th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Ayo Dosunmu finished the year as one of the top-10 rookies in the NBA.
As the league officially announced the All-Rookie Teams on Wednesday night, Dosunmu earned himself a second-team honor. Here’s a look at the selections on both squads:
First Team: Cade Cunningham (1st pick), Jalen Green (2nd), Franz Wanger (8th), Scottie Barnes (4th), Evan Mobley (3rd)
Second Team:Ayo Dosunmu (38th), Josh Giddey (6th), Chris Durate (13th), Bones Hyland (26th), Herb Jones (35th)
2nd-round pick ➡️ All-Rookie 2nd-team!
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) May 19, 2022
Dosunmu tied for appearing in the 3rd-most games this season among rookies (77), even starting 40 contests. He became Chicago’s go-to point guard as Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso dealt with injuries, exceeding immediately in a way practically no one could have envisioned on draft night.
The rookie shot the single-best percentage from the field out of the 14 first-year players that attempted at least 525 shots, and his playmaking became a vital part of the offense over the second half of the year. As for his defense, Dosunmu’s on-ball skills shined against some of the league’s best scorers, and he finished the year with the 7th-most steals among rookies.
From Feb. 1st to the end of the regular season, Ayo Dosunmu finished 20th in total assists.
Even more impressive, he committed the 3rd-fewest turnovers among those top-20 players, placing him behind only Chris Paul and Terry Rozier.
Heck of a rookie season for the 38th pick.
— Elias Schuster (@Schuster_Elias) May 10, 2022
We talked a lot more about Dosunmu’s stellar year in the post below, so feel free to give that read!
There is no question the honor is extremely well-deserved, and I guess it just goes to show the kind of special talent the Bulls could have on their hands. I’m excited to see what comes next.
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) May 9, 2022