No. 1 pick Wall earns respect from other rookies in survey
Posted Sep 18 2010 11:22AM
With training camps set to open in a week, there's a new class of rookies ready to carry bags, buy donuts and make their mark on the NBA. You'll get to know this rookie class pretty well over the next seven months, but as a pre-camp preview, we're going to let the class tell you a little about itself.
At the annual Rookie Photo Shoot in August, NBA.com surveyed 40 rookies about the best in their group. Wizards point guard John Wall, the top pick in the Draft, is clearly at the top of the class, but he's not the only Kentucky guy, nor the only one with a chance to win Rookie of the Year.
Note that players were not allowed to vote for themselves, their NBA teammates or their college teammates. So, six of the 40 rookies were unable to vote for Wall (and they can blame the University of Florida class of 2007 for the rule), and the Clippers' Eric Bledsoe wasn't able to vote for any of the top three guys on the first question