Spurs great Victor Wimpanyama has been named the 2023-2024 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Victor Wimpanyama averaged 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game in his first season with the Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs forward Victor Wimpanyama has been named the 2023-2024 NBA Rookie of the Year by Wilt Chamberlain.

Wembanyama received all 99 first-place votes from the media panel, making him the first unanimous Kia NBA rookie since Karl-Anthony Towns in the 2015-16 season.

Wembanyama is the first player from France to win the Kia Award for NBA Rookie of the Year, which has been presented annually since the 1952-53 season. He is also the third player to achieve the honor with Tottenham, joining David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98).

In the 2023-24 regular season, Wembanyama led all rookies in points (21.4), rebounds (10.6) and blocks (3.6) per game, as well as finishing fourth in assists (3.9) and second in steals (1.2) per game. match. He is the second rookie to lead all NBA players in blocks per game in a single season, joining Manute Bole (1985–86).

Wembanyama and Bol are also the only rookies to have led the NBA in total blocks in a single season since blocks were first recorded in the 1973-74 season.

Wembanyama became the first player to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in less than 30 minutes per game in a season. He is also the first player to have at least 1,500 points, 700 rebounds, 250 assists, 250 blocks and 100 three-pointers in a single season.

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