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Cavaliers Sexton Finishes Fifth in 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year Voting

Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton gave Cavs fans a glimpse of the future this past season, and Monday night was among those that finished with votes in the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year voting.

Sexton amassed 10 points, which put him in fifth overall among the nine players up for the award.

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic won the award with 496 total points. He put up 98 first place votes and two second place votes.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks came in second place with 301 points, and Phoenix Suns’ Deandre Ayton came in third place.

Sexton came on for the young Cavaliers with a solid second half of the season, ending the year averaging 16.7 points per game with three assists per contest.

The 20-year-old ended the season scoring in double digits in 23 straight games, starting with a 20-point effort on February 23rd against Memphis all the way to the final game of the season scoring 18 points against Charlotte.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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