PORTLAND, Ore - 6'6" guard Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers via University of Washington and Seattle's Garfield High School is the NBA Rookie of the Year.
Roy received 127 out of 128 first-place votes for 638 points from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters for the honor today. Toronto's Andrea Bargnani finished second with 264 points, and Memphis' Rudy Gay was third with 93 points.
Roy led all rookies with averages of 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 35.4 minutes in 57 games. He's the third Trail Blazers player to earn the award. The others were guard Geoff Petrie (1970-71) and forward Sidney Wicks (1971-72).
Roy helped the Trail Blazers post a 32 and 50 record, 11 more wins than in the previous season. But they failed to make the playoffs for the fourth straight season. As a senior at Washington, Roy was the Pac-10's Player of the Year. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, then traded to Portland for the draft rights to Randy Foye.