NBA G League Rookie of the Year Award

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The NBA G League Rookie of the Year is an annual NBA G League (formerly known as the NBA Development League) award given since the league's inaugural season to the top rookie of the regular season. The league's head coaches determine the award by voting and it is usually presented to the honoree during the playoffs.[1]

Fred House was the inaugural winner while playing for the North Charleston Lowgators.[2] Two international players have won the award: Edwin Ubiles of Puerto Rico in 2012, and Abdel Nader of Egypt in 2017. By position, guards have won nine times and forwards eight times. No centers have been awarded the Rookie of the Year.


Fred House won the league's first award in 2002.
Devin Brown won the award in 2003 while playing for the Fayetteville Patriots.
Season Player Position Nationality Team
2001–02 House, FredFred House Guard  United States North Charleston Lowgators
2002–03 Brown, DevinDevin Brown Guard  United States Fayetteville Patriots
2003–04 Penigar, DesmondDesmond Penigar Forward  United States Asheville Altitude
2004–05 Thomas, JamesJames Thomas Forward  United States Roanoke Dazzle
2005–06 Bynum, WillWill Bynum Guard  United States Roanoke Dazzle
2006–07 Amundson, LouLou Amundson Forward  United States Colorado 14ers
2007–08 Ahearn, BlakeBlake Ahearn Guard  United States Dakota Wizards
2008–09 Jeffers, OthyusOthyus Jeffers Guard  United States Iowa Energy
2009–10 Gee, AlonzoAlonzo Gee Guard  United States Austin Toros
2010–11 Sims, DeShawnDeShawn Sims Forward  United States Maine Red Claws
2011–12 Ubiles, EdwinEdwin Ubiles Forward  Puerto Rico/
 United States
Dakota Wizards
2012–13 Mitchell, TonyTony Mitchell Forward  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2013–14 Covington, RobertRobert Covington Forward  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2014–15 Frazier, TimTim Frazier Guard  United States Maine Red Claws
2015–16 Cook, QuinnQuinn Cook Guard  United States Canton Charge
2016–17 Nader, AbdelAbdel Nader Forward  Egypt/
 United States
Maine Red Claws
2017–18 Blakeney, AntonioAntonio Blakeney Guard  United States Windy City Bulls

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  1. ^ "Canton's Quinn Cook Named 2015-16 NBA Development League Rookie Of The Year". April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lowgators' House Named Rookie of the Year". March 24, 2002. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 

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