2021 Las Vegas Summer League: All-Rookie Teams

On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Summer League concluded after 10 days of action with the Sacramento Kings taking home the championship after defeating the Boston Celtics.

The competition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas gave fans the opportunity to watch the top picks in the NBA draft for the first time. The likes of Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and several others showed out and proved to be the real deal.

While many selected near the top of the draft board impressed, several other first-year players turned in strong performances throughout their time in Las Vegas. Overall, the chance to see the incoming class of players this year proved to be highly entertaining for everyone involved.

With the Las Vegas Summer League now wrapped up, Rookie Wire took a look at the top first-year players and ranked the top frontcourt (3) and backcourt (2) players on each All-Rookie team.

All-Rookie First Team

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Our All-Rookie first team is led by Brooklyn Nets guard Cameron Thomas and Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell, who were named co-MVPs on Wednesday by the NBA. Thomas led all players in scoring after averaging 27 points, two assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in four games. He produced two 30-point games on the week, and his 36 points scored on Sunday were the most by a player in any game from Las Vegas this year. Mitchell finished his stint in Las Vegas by averaging 10.8 points, 5.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds in five games. He shot a blistering 47.1% from 3-point range and played outstanding defense throughout summer league to help the Kings post a perfect 5-0 record. Here are our selections for the All-Rookie first team:

Position

Player

Team

Backcourt

Cam Thomas

Brooklyn Nets

Backcourt

Davion Mitchell

Sacramento Kings

Frontcourt

Jalen Johnson

Atlanta Hawks

Frontcourt

Trey Murphy III

New Orleans Pelicans

Frontcourt

Alperen Sengun

Houston Rockets

All-Rookie Second Team

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The second team is headlined by Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham and Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green, the top two picks this year in the NBA draft. Cunningham logged three appearances with the Pistons, averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He wrapped up his time in summer league after posting his best game with 24 points and seven rebounds on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Green averaged 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and two assists in three games. He was shut down due to precautionary reasons after suffering a hamstring injury but it is not believed to be serious. He finished second in scoring among all rookies. Here are our selections for the All-Rookie second team:

Position

Player

Team

Backcourt

Cade Cunningham

Detroit Pistons

Backcourt

Jalen Green

Houston Rockets

Frontcourt

Luka Garza

Detroit Pistons

Frontcourt

Jonathan Kuminga

Golden State Warriors

Frontcourt

Eugene Omoruyi

Dallas Mavericks

All-Rookie Third Team

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While the NBA named just two teams, we took it one step further and honored the next five best players. Indiana Pacers guard Chris Duarte topped the third team after averaging 18.2 points, four rebounds and 3.8 rebounds in four games. He finished sixth in scoring among all first-year players while shooting 48.2% from 3-point range. After Moses Moody and Evan Mobley, our third team features a couple of second-round picks in Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (No. 32) and Sandro Mamukelashvili (No. 54). The two each performed well and looked to be some of the best second-round picks in summer league. Here are our selections for the All-Rookie third team:

Position

Player

Team

Backcourt

Chris Duarte

Indiana Pacers

Backcourt

Moses Moody

Golden State Warriors

Frontcourt

Evan Mobley

Cleveland Cavaliers

Frontcourt

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

OKC Thunder

Frontcourt

Sandro Mamukelashvili

Milwaukee Bucks

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