Former Gonzaga Bulldog forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura both wrapped up their first NBA season with All-Rookie Team honors. Clarke was named to the first team and Hachimura the second.
2019-20 NBA All-Rookie teams:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2020
First team: Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson, Brandon Clarke, Eric Paschall
Second team: Coby White, Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, PJ Washington, Rui Hachimura
Clarke finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. He averaged 12.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 22.4 minutes played. He 296 made field goals were the fifth-highest among rookies. His 127 offensive rating was the sixth-highest in the NBA, and his .663 true shooting percentage was the fifth-highest.
Rui had himself a fine year as well, averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 30.1 minutes played. Where as Clarke came off the bench, Hachimura started every game he was available for the Washington Wizards, missing a brief portion of the season due to a groin strain.
Hachimura was drafted No. 9 and Clarke went No. 21 in the 2019 NBA Draft.
All in all, the future is looking bright for Gonzaga fans if they want some NBA players to follow.