Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke named to All-Rookie 1st team

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Congrats Trey!

This was a no-brainer, but the NBA has announced that Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke was named to the All-Rookie 1st team.

Here's how the teams stacked up:

2014 All-Rookie 1st Team Team Age G MIN MPG PPG RPG APG A:TO SPG BPG BARPS /Min
1 Michael Carter-Williams PHI 22 70 2,414 34.49 16.67 6.24 6.30 1.79 1.86 0.61 31.69 0.92
2 Victor Oladipo ORL 21 80 2,487 31.09 13.83 4.11 4.09 1.28 1.61 0.46 24.10 0.78
3 Trey Burke UTA 21 70 2,262 32.31 12.79 2.97 5.66 3.02 0.60 0.09 22.10 0.68
4 Mason Plumlee BKN 23 70 1,275 18.21 7.43 4.40 0.86 0.78 0.70 0.79 14.17 0.78
5 Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK 21 81 1,875 23.15 10.17 1.62 0.81 1.40 0.54 0.09 13.23 0.57
2014 All-Rookie 2nd Team Team Age G MIN MPG PPG RPG APG A:TO SPG BPG BARPS /Min
6 Kelly Olynyk BOS 22 70 1,400 20.00 8.67 5.21 1.56 1.03 0.50 0.39 16.33 0.82
7 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 19 77 1,897 24.64 6.82 4.40 1.95 1.23 0.78 0.79 14.74 0.60
8 Cody Zeller CHA 21 82 1,416 17.27 5.98 4.30 1.12 1.06 0.49 0.50 12.39 0.72
9 Gorgui Dieng MIN 24 60 818 13.63 4.77 5.00 0.65 0.72 0.50 0.83 11.75 0.86
10 Steven Adams OKC 20 81 1,197 14.78 3.27 4.10 0.53 0.61 0.49 0.70 9.10 0.62

Congrats Trey! He had a fantastic year where he was THRICE the Rookie of the Month (December, January, and April), a runner-up for Rookie of the Year, and a participant at All-Star Weekend's rookie game, and the winner of the Skills Contest. And who could forget his late game heroics in close games? (Game winner against Orlando, dominant performance @ Orlando, great play @ Minnesota . . . )

Burke joins Darrell Griffith ('81), Thurl Bailey ('84), Karl Malone ('86), Andrei Kirilenko ('02), and Deron Williams ('06) as Jazzmen to make the All-Rookie 1st team. And becomes the 9th player in franchise history to make either the 1st or 2nd team. (Second team members were Blue Edwards ('90), Paul Millsap ('07), and Derrick Favors ('11).

Trey gives the Jazz fans something to look forward to next season, regardless of what happens with our coaching situation, the draft, or free agency. This was just the tip of the iceberg, and the sky is the limit for this guy. And I am so glad he is on our team.

Congrats again Trey! Get a lot of rest this off-season, you deserved it with all the hardware you worked for and were rewarded with this year!

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