Brandon Roy selected as NBA's Rookie of the Year

May 2, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was chosen as the NBA's Rookie of the Year on Wednesday after leading all rookies with an average of 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 35.4 minutes in 57 games.

Roy received 127 out of a possible 128 first-place votes (638 points) for the award, known as the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy, from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

Toronto's Andrea Bargnani finished second with 264 points and Memphis' Rudy Gay was third with 93 points.

Roy was the Pacific-10 Conference's Player of the Year his senior season at Washington. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, then traded to Portland for the draft rights to Randy Foye.

Roy was named the West's Rookie of the Month in January, February and March. He also made the All-Star game's rookie squad.

The 6-foot-6, 229-pound guard scored at least 20 points 16 times, including a career-high 29 against Utah on April 4.

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