FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2017
The Freedman’s Foundation is pleased to announce the first annual “Most Interesting Rookie in the (NBA) Playoffs” award….
in association with The 5/7 Club, Reddit.com, Freedman’s Bank, Strawpoll.com, and Dos Equis (a trademark and subsidiary of Heineken USA.)
Nominees will be announced on approximately April 28, coinciding with the end of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Fan voting will take place beginning during the second round of the playoffs, and end not later than the end of the NBA Finals.
Following the fan vote, a panel of former NBA players and former and current sports journalists will make their vote. The two votes will be combined on a percentage basis and a winner announced approximately June 25.
“The award is designed to recognize outstanding rookie performance in the playoffs,” said FF chairperson Ronald Brown, “with a special focus on the player that shows intriguing promise for the future.
“That is, it is not necessarily intended to be a ‘MVP Rookie’ award, but a selection of the first-year player that demonstrates both performance and potential.”
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