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Updated: Sep 8, 2022


As National Basketball Association awards continues, the award for this seasons top rookie has been selected. The forward Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors has won the 2022 Rookie of the Year award.

Barnes received 378 points (48 first-place votes) from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center Evan Mobley finished in second place with 363 points (43 first-place votes).  The 15-point difference between the first- and second-place finishers marks the smallest margin in NBA Rookie of the Year balloting under the current voting format, which began with the 2002-03 season.

Toronto pick Barnes with the No.4 on the overall selection in 2021 draft, choosing the Florida State product over Gonzaga Jalen Suggs. Barnes been rewarded in the Raptors choice, starting 74 games for and averaging 15.3 points, 3.5 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds.

Barnes led all the rookie in minutes this year, and he was in the top three among in the rookie points and rebounds per game. He also a stalwart for the Raptors defense. Which was top 10 unit in this season.

Barnes beat the three players picked ahead of him. The center of the Cavaliers Evan Mobley came in the second with just five fewer place and the guard of Pistons Cade Cunninghum and the Rockets guard Jalen Green came in the third and fourth.

Barnes regular season was strong, his post season off that is have a rocky start. In the game 1 vs the Philadelphia Sixers, Barnes left the game with ankle injury and did not return to the game.

He also didn’t play in the next two games, and playing again in the Raptors look to stave elimination from the Philadelphia Sixers. So there you have it.Your 2022 Rookie of the Year Scottie Barns trying to keep his season alive against the championship. After he missed a couple of games with his ankle injury , he is back and ready to add another historic campaign.

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