Who won NBA rookie of the year 2021

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LaMelo Ball wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

LaMelo Ball named 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year. The No. 3 overall pick beat out Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton to take home top honors among first-year players. He is the third rookie in franchise history to be selected as NBA Rookie of the Year along with Larry Johnson (1991-92) and Emeka Okafor (2004-05).

Lamelo Ball garnered 465 points on 2020-21 Voting Results for NBA Rookie of the Year

Ball earns Rookie of the Year honors after also winning three consecutive Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards through the first three months it was awarded. Ball was picked as the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in each of the first three months of the season (December/January, February and March).

The Kia NBA Rookie of the Year trophy is named in honor of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Eddie Gottlieb, one of the NBA’s founders.

Here are the previous seasons NBA rookie of the year winners

SeasonNBA Rookie of the Year / NBA Team
2020-21LaMelo Ball, Charlotte
2019-20Ja Morant, Memphis
2018-19Luka Dončić, Dallas
2017-18Ben Simmons, Philadelphia
2016-17Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee
2015-16Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota
2014-15Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota
2013-14Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia
2012-13Damian Lillard, Portland
2011-12Kyrie Irving, Cleveland