Victor Wembanyama, Chet Holmgren Headline NBA's All-Rookie First Team

The two NBA stars were unanimously chosen after standout rookie years.
Feb 29, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA;  San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) dribbles in
Feb 29, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) dribbles in / Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced the All-Rookie First Team for the 2023–24 season on Monday, with some of the league's biggest young stars headlining the list.

San Antonio Spurs' Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick in last year's draft, was unsurprisingly named to the first team. Oklahoma City Thunder's Chet Holmgren, who was drafted in 2022 but missed his first season with a foot injury, was also named to the team. The Thunder were just eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs, but Holmgren averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in his first postseason.

Both Wembanyama and Holmgren were unanimous picks for the first team.

The No. 2 pick in last year's draft was Brandon Miller, who was selected by the Charlotte Hornets out of Alabama. He averaged 17.3 points per game in his rookie season to help land him a spot on the first team.

Two of the later first round picks from last year rounded out the top five for the rookie class. Miami Heat's Jaime Jaquez Jr. started in 20 games this season, and Golden State Warriors guard Brandin Podziemski started in 28 games. Both the Heat and the Warriors were eliminated early in the playoffs this season.

The All-Rookie Second Team was announced as well. Dallas Mavericks' Dereck Lively II, Utah Jazz's Keyonte George, Memphis Grizzlies' GG Jackson II, Houston Rockets' Amen Thompson and the Thunder's Cason Wallace rounded out the second team. Lively II earned 26 votes toward the first team, the most out of anyone on the second team.

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