on March 9th, the NBA officially announced the latest rookie ranking.
Luo still topped the list, Thunder’s No. 12 pick Jaylen Williams jumped to second, and Pacers’ No. 6 pick Maturin ranked third.
See the detailed list below:
1. Paul Banqueiro (Magic)
Average data per game: 20 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists
Last ranking: 1
Bancaro firmly holds the top spot on the rookie list, the most powerful contender for Rookie of the Year, and his dominance among Eastern Conference rookies, winning Rookie of the Month for three consecutive months.
He has recently had to take more shots (18.8 per game last week) to make up for the lack of focus. In the past three games, he has been 5 of 15 from beyond the three-point line, which has made up for the previous embarrassment of 1 of 35.
His free throws per game rank among the top ten in the league, more than veterans such as Siakam, Brunson and Jokic.