Jalen Green has been named to All-Rookie First Team. He was first signed with the Houston Rockets in 2021 and has a four year contract with the team. (Photo by BlackPressUSA)

By BlackPressUSA

The NBA has announced that Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green was named to the All-Rookie First Team. 

The All Rookie First Team is generally made up of two five-man lineups: a first and second team. The top five players with the highest point total make the first team. The event takes place at the end of the season and is an honor bestowed upon players by votes from members of the global media.

Last season, Jae’Sean Tate earned All-Rookie First Team honors. The last time Houston had consecutive All-Rookie First Team selections was in 1984 and 1985 with Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Green started all 67 of his games played, while averaging 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He ranked second among rookies in scoring and was 0.14 points per game (PPG) shy of the lead. Green hit 157 3-pointers, which is tied for the fourth-most through the first 67 games played by any player in NBA history.

For the season, Green totaled 1,157 points, 226 rebounds and 176 assists. He was the eighth rookie that is 20 or younger in NBA history to have posted those numbers through the first 67 games played of a career and one of 11 rookies of any age to have done so going back to 2000 to 2001.

Green scored 20-plus points in 17 of the final 25 games, including a rookie season-high seven straight from March 25 through April 5. He had at least 30 points in each of the final five games of that streak, marking the second-longest stretch by a rookie going back to 1971 to 1972. 

From the start of February, Green was one of five players with more than 10 games played to have averaged at least 20.0 points per game and fewer than 2.0 turnovers per game.

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