Zion Williamson becomes the first Pelican to earn All-Rookie First Team honors since Anthony Davis

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Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation, became the first player of the franchise since Anthony Davis to earn a spot in the All-Rookie First Team, per nola.com.

Williamson earns accolades despite playing only in 24 games. He averaged 22.5 points on 58.3% shooting and 6.3 rebounds.

The high-flying rookie became the fourth Pelicans’ player to be named a member of the First All-Rookie Team. He joins Chris Paul (2005-06), Darren Collison (2009-10) and Anthony Davis (2012-13) on that list. 

The Pelicans will have the chance to surround Zion Williamson with more young talent, as they have the 13th pick in the upcoming draft, which is expected to be held Nov. 18.