SAN ANTONIO (May 8, 2023) – The NBA today announced that forward Jeremy Sochan has been selected to the 2022-23 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Sochan becomes the 11th player in Spurs franchise history to receive All-Rookie honors and the first since Kawhi Leonard in 2011-12.
The 2023 Rising Star averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26.0 minutes in 56 games. Sochan ranked fifth among first-year players in assists (142), while also finishing seventh in games started (53), 10th in rebounds (295) and 13th in points (614). He shot 45.3% from the field, scored 20-or-more points six times and recorded two double-doubles. Sochan led the team in rebounds in 10 games, steals 11 times and blocks in 12 contests.
A native of Poland-England, he is one of six rookies to have at least 600 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists, despite missing 26 games due to injury. He finished the season ranked in eight rookie top-10 categories.
Sochan joins Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren, Houston Rockets forward Tari Eason, Pistons guard Jaden Ivey and Rockets forward Jabari Smith on the 2022-23 Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
The 2022-23 All-Rookie First Team consists of Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero, Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler, Indiana Pacers guard/forward Bennedict Mathurin, Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray and Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Jalen Williams.
The media voting panel selected five players for the NBA All-Rookie First Team and five players for the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at any position. Players received two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote.