Ayo Dosunmu Has Been Named to the All-Rookie Second Team!

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Ayo Dosunmu Has Been Named to the All-Rookie Second Team!

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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)

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.

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.

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.