Portland Trail Blazers point guard, Damian Lillard is the 2012-2013 NBA Rookie of the Year. He led all rookies with an average of 19 points per game and 6.5 assists per game. He made some serious history this year. Check this out:
1) He scored 1,562 points and 531 assists, joining Oscar Robertson (HOF) and Allen Iverson as the only players in NBA history to records over 1,500 points and over 500 assists in their rookie seasons.
2) He is the fourth player to get a unanimous vote for Rookie of the Year. The others are Blake Griffin, David Robinson and Ralph Sampson.
3) We won the Western Conference NBA Rookie of the Month Award for every month this season. He joined Griffin, Chris Paul, Lebron James, Carmello Anthony, Tim Duncan, Robinson and Sampson as the only players to win all the Rookie of the Month awards and the Rookie of the Year award.
4) He is the fourth member of the Portland Trail Blazers to win the ROY award. Brandon Roy won it in 2007, Sidney Wicks won in in 1972 and Geoff Petrie won Co-ROY honors in 1971.
Congratulations to Damian on a fantastic season!
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