You have questions about the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award? I have answers.
Who’s the tallest ROTY?
With a listed height of 7-feet-4-inches, Ralph Sampson is the tallest recipient of the award. Overall, eight of the 74 ROTY Award winners (10.8%) have had a listed height of 7-feet or taller.
Who’s the shortest ROTY?
Damon Stoudamire, with a listed height of 5-feet-10-inches, is the shortest ROTY Award winner. Stoudamire is one of only four players with a listed height of 6-feet or shorter to take home the honor. The others are Ernie DiGregorio, Allen Iverson, and Chris Paul, all with a listed height of 6-feet-0-inches.
What’s the median height for a ROTY?
The median height for a ROTY is 6-feet-7-inches. Eleven recipients have had a listed height of exactly 6-feet-7-inches.
Who’s the heaviest ROTY?
Shaquille O’Neal had a listed weight of 301 pounds when he won the award in 1992-93.
Who’s the lightest ROTY?
Allen Iverson, with a listed weight of 165 pounds in 1996-97, is the lightest recipient of the award.
What’s the median weight for a ROTY?
The median weight for a ROTY is 220 pounds.
Who’s the youngest ROTY?
LeBron James (19 years, 106 days*) in 2003-04 is the youngest of three teenagers to win the award. The other teenagers to take home the honor are Kevin Durant (19 years, 200 days) and LaMelo Ball (19 years, 267 days).
* Age computed on the last day of the regular season.
Who’s the oldest ROTY?
David Robinson (24 years, 259 days) in 1989-90 is the oldest ROTY Award winner. Robinson, of course, had to fulfill a two-year obligation with the U.S. Navy before starting his NBA career.
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