Pacers' Rookies Receive Honors At NBA Rookie Symposium

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The NBA's official website released their annual Rookie Survey. Indiana Pacers' three rookies all received some sort of recognition in these polls. The 2015 draft class answered all ten of the questions following the rookie photo shoot. However, they were not allowed to vote for college teammates, NBA teammates, or themselves. 

Joseph Young was voted as the most likely to be the "biggest steal" of the 2015 NBA Draft. Young received 12.1 percent of the votes from his peers. Young was selected 43rd overall in the draft, as he slipped in the draft after a foot injury that he suffered during pre-draft workouts. Joe Young was the 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year and led the Orlando Summer League in scoring with 22.5 points per game. 

Joseph Young's recognition didn't stop at being named the "biggest steal" of the draft. Young was voted into the top five for the "biggest playmaker" of the draft at fifth place with 5.7 percent of the votes. Joseph Young's skill set features a lot of flashy ball skills and quality shooting, which largely contributed to being ranked as one of the biggest playmakers of the draft by his peers. 

Myles Turner also received a good amount of recognition in the "biggest steal" category. Turner received 6.1 percent of the votes, which earned him the sixth spot. Myles Turner was in a bad situation at the University of Texas where they didn't utilize his skill set at all. Turner averaged 18.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.3 blocks during the Summer League. 

Rakeem Christmas and Joseph Young both received votes for "best defender" of the 2015 NBA Draft Class. It is very strange that Myles Turner did not receive recognition in this category, but then again his capabilities were not showcased effectively at the University of Texas. Regardless, Turner is among the best of the best in this draft class for overall defensive capability. 

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