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Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro named to NBA All-Rookie teams

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The Miami Heat’s stellar pair of rookies are recognized by the NBA.

Washington Wizards v Miami Heat Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn has been named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, with Heat guard Tyler Herro also being named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Nunn joins NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke of the Memphis Grizzlies, along with No. 1 pick Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans on the First Team, the NBA announced today. Herro is joined by Terence Davis II of the Toronto Raptors, Coby White of the Chicago Bulls, P.J. Washington of the Charlotte Hornets, and Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards.

Like all the other NBA awards for the 2019-20 regular season, only non-bubble games were taken into consideration.

Nunn started all 67 “regular season” games, averaging 15.3 points (43.9% FG shooting, 35% 3-PT FG shooting, 85% FT shooting), 3.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds in 29.3 minutes. He finished first in three-point field goals made, second in points and field goals made, third in assists and minutes and fifth in steals among all NBA rookies.

Herro appeared in 55 games, with eight starts, and averaged 13.5 points (42.8% FG shooting, 38.9% 3-PT FG shooting, 87% FT shooting), 4.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 27.4 minutes. He was the youngest Heat rookie to ever start a game and also set a Heat franchise record for most points by a rookie reserve with 30 points off the bench against the Oklahoma City Thunder on August 12.

Some fun facts about the Heat’s prized rookie duo, straight from the press release:

  • Nunn connected on a rookie team record 137 made three-point field goals this season while Herro’s 116 made treys were the second-most as they became just the second pair of rookie teammates in NBA history to each eclipse 100 made during the same season.
  • They become the fourth set of HEAT rookies to be each be named to an All-Rookie Team in the same season, joining Michael Beasley/Mario Chalmers (2008-09), Dwyane Wade/Udonis Haslem (2003-04) and Sherman Douglas/Glen Rice (1989-90).
  • Nunn and Herro each helped the HEAT average 26.5 points from their rookies this season, the third-highest rookie scoring average for a single-season in team history.
  • Nunn becomes the sixth HEAT rookie to be named to the First Team as Herro is the seventh to earn Second Team honors.
  • Nunn earned Rookie of the Month honors for October/November, December and January, becoming the first undrafted rookie in NBA history to win the award multiple times.
  • They become the fourth set of HEAT rookies to be each be named to an All-Rookie Team in the same season, joining Michael Beasley/Mario Chalmers (2008-09), Dwyane Wade/Udonis Haslem (2003-04) and Sherman Douglas/Glen Rice (1989-90).