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Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year? 

Aaron Hager
Updated January 23, 2020 21.6k votes 3.3k voters 38.2k views 60 items

All the candidates for the 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year award have something to prove. But the one NBA rookie with the most to prove is Zion Williamson, who established himself as one of the best players in Duke Blue Devils history during his college career and enters the NBA as one of the most anticipated No. 1 overall draft picks in recent memory.

Williamson will be a clear favorite for NBA ROY, but he will not be the only major college prospect ready to make his mark on the league. Former Duke teammates R.J. Barrett, who went No. 3 overall to the New York Knicks, and Cam Reddish, who went 10th overall, will be among the NBA rookies whose rankings put them among the league leaders in important stats categories. Elsewhere around the league, players like Ja Morant, De'Andre Hunter, and Rui Hachimura will be fighting to make sure they are not overlooked for the end-of-year awards.

But who will be the best NBA rookie when the season comes to an end? Make your NBA Rookie of the Year predictions below and vote up the NBA stars in the making you think have the best shot at taking home the hardware at the end of the season. Then head over and vote for make your picks for who will win the 2020 NBA Finals.

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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Memphis Grizzlies
Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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Tyler Herro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Miami Heat
Tyler Christopher Herro (born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
New York Knicks
Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A shooting ...more
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Eric Paschall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall (born November 4, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Coby White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Chicago Bulls
Alec Jacoby "Coby" White (born February 16, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more
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Jaxson Hayes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
New Orleans Pelicans
Jaxson Reed Hayes (born May 23, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Brandon Clarke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (born September 19, 1996) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. He played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was drafted 21st ...more
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Matisse Thybulle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Philadelphia 76ers
Matisse Thybulle (born March 4, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Darius Garland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (born January 26, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Gary, Indiana as the son of ...more
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P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Charlotte Hornets
Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more
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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Atlanta Hawks
Cameron Elijah Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Sekou Doumbouya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Detroit Pistons
Sekou Oumar Doumbouya (born 23 December 2000) is a Guinean-born French professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 2.06 m (6 ft ...more
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Kevin Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (born May 4, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre James Hunter (born December 1, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Jarrett Culver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Minnesota TImberwolves
Jarrett Culver (born February 20, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Carsen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards (born March 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Denver Nuggets
Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Jordan Poole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Golden State Warriors
Jordan Edward Poole (born June 19, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (born September 2, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Portland Trail Blazers
Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Romeo Langford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Boston Celtics
Romeo Langford (born October 25, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Phoenix Suns
Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Goga Bitadze is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Be The 2020 NBA Rookie Of The Year?
Indiana Pacers
Goga Bitadze (born 20 July 1999) is a Georgian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 18th overall by the Pacers in ...more