Raptors’ Barnes named NBA Rookie of the Year

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Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes has been named the 2021-2022 NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced Saturday.

Barnes received 378 points (48 first-place votes). Cleveland Cavaliers center Evan Mobley finished in second place with 363 points (43 first-place votes). The 15-point difference between the first- and second-place finishers is the smallest smallest margin in NBA Rookie of the Year balloting under the current voting format, which began with the 2002-03 season.

He is the third Raptors player to capture the honor joining Damon Stoudamire (1995-96) and Vince Carter (1998-99).

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