Ah, a breath of fresh air. Put aside all those dreary ESPN analyses and bask in the joy of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
As John Schuhmann writes Wednesday, the Nets 20-year-old rookie was voted tops in two of the categories voted by his fellow rookies: best defender at 23.5 percent and funniest at 44.3 percent. So dominant was RHJ in the humor category that Hollis-Jefferson garnered the most votes overall in the survey.
Schuhmann writes, "Hollis-Jefferson received votes in just three categories, but won two of them and had the most total votes, thanks to his dominance in the humor department."
Unfortunately, RHJ did not get a vote in Rookie of the Year (Jahlil Okafor) or Best Career (Okafor) or Biggest Steal (Joseph Young). He did get a few --5.6 percent-- in most athletic which was won by Justin Anderson of Dallas. Chris McCullough also got votes in that category despite his recuperation from a torn ACL.
The survey was conducted at the Rookie Photo Shoot last week.
- Rookie Survey: Okafor, not Towns, tops in this class - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson voted top defender, funniest among rookies - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- NBA: 2015 Summer Forecast, Rookie of the Year - ESPN