Not that he needed it, but Chicago Bulls' guard Ayo Dosunmu just received another stamp of approval for his debut season. The homegrown product was named to the All-Rookie Second Team Wednesday, becoming the 25th player in franchise history to earn All-Rookie honors. No other team in the league has more than 22 such honorees.
Evan Mobley, Cade Cunningham, Franz Wagner, Jalen Green, and Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes make up the First Team. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey, Herbert Jones, Chris Duarte, and Bones Hyland joined Dosunmu on the Second Team.
With Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball missing 42 and 52 games, respectively, Dosunmu made 40 starts and played more minutes (2,110) than any Bull not named Zach LaVine (2,328), Nikola Vucevic (2,418) or DeMar DeRozan (2,743). His teammate and former fourth-overall pick, Patrick Williams, earned All-Rookie Second Team honors as well last season.
Dosunmu averaged 8.8 points, 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 52% shooting from the field and 37.4% from deep on the season. He added 1.1 steals to the 10.9 points, 5.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds he averaged in starts.
The former 38th overall pick was one of a dozen rookies to participate in the Rising Stars Game during All-Star Weekend in February. Now, Ayo Dosunmu can officially say there weren’t 37 better players drafted ahead of him.