Seattle’s Xavier McDaniel, who averaged 17.1 points and 8 rebounds a game this season, was the only unanimous choice for the NBA’s all-rookie team.
McDaniel got 22 votes in the balloting by the league’s 23 coaches, one more than center Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks, who averaged 20 points and 9 rebounds a game but played only 50 games because of injuries. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own teams.
Joining McDaniel and Ewing on the first team were Karl Malone of Utah, who got 17 votes, Joe Dumars of Detroit, 15, and Charles Oakley of Chicago, 13.
Among other players receiving all-rookie team votes was center Benoit Benjamin of the Clippers.