HomeABC SportsHornets Ball Named NBA Rookie of the YearHornets Ball Named NBA Rookie of the YearWed, June 16, 2021 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, sources told ESPN.Ball averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds this season. He missed 21 games because of a broken wrist. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento Kings forward Tyrese Haliburton were also finalists, according to ESPN.The Hornets finished in tenth place in the Eastern Conference and lost to Indiana in the NBA Playoff Play-In Tournament. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.