The NBA’s annual All-Rookie teams honor the league’s best rookies. The 2022-23 season yielded a quality crop of rookies, with some players making an immediate impact on their respective teams.
While the NBA All-Rookie First Team includes the finest rookies in the league, the NBA All-Rookie Second Team includes a group of talented young players who have shown promise. Let’s take a deeper look at the Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team for 2022-23.
Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons selected Jalen Duren with the second overall choice in the 2022 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 center spent one season at Memphis East High School and was regarded as one of the country’s top prospects. Duren is an athletic big man with good size and movement who can finish at the rim and protect the paint.
Tari Eason, Houston Rockets
Tari Eason was drafted 35th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022 NBA Draft and eventually traded to the Houston Rockets. Eason has demonstrated versatility on both ends of the court, scoring in a number of ways and defending multiple positions.
Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons selected Jaden Ivey with the 23rd overall choice in the 2022 NBA Draft. Ivey has demonstrated the ability to generate his own shot and make plays for his teammates, as well as defensive promise.
Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets selected Jabari Smith Jr. with the fifth overall choice in the 2022 NBA Draft. Smith Jr. has demonstrated his ability to stretch the court and cause matchup issues for opposing defenders.
Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs picked Jeremy Sochan with the 41st overall choice in the 2022 NBA Draft. Before arriving to the NBA, the 6-foot-8 forward played professionally in Europe. Sochan has demonstrated the ability to score from the outside and inside, as well as rebound and defend.
We are eager to see what these young rookies’ future holds.