Blake Griffin is the Rookie of the Year in the NBA this season after the media unanimously chose the Los Angeles Clippers power forward for the first place vote on every ballot.
This is quite the consolation prize as the second-year pro, but first year NBA player after sitting out all of last year due to injury, averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and shot (dunked?) better than 50 percent from the field while starting all 82 games for the Clippers this season.
Surprisingly, Griffin also earned a third place Most Valuable Player vote yesterday when the MVP announcement was made.
Griffin, 22, earned 590 points in the balloting system while Washington Wizards point guard John Wall took second with 295 points. Rounding out the rest of the vote getters are DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (81 points), Landry Fields of the New York Knicks (62), San Antonio Spurs’ surprise Gary Neal (19) and Greg Monroe of th Detroit Pistons with just 15 votes according to NBA..com’s Scott Howard-Cooper.