Brandin Podziemski ’21 Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Guard Brandin Podziemski, a 2021 graduate of St. John’s Northwestern Academies, has been named to the 2023-24 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today (May 20, 2024). He becomes the 19th player in Warriors history to earn All-Rookie First Team honors.

Podziemski, 21, averaged 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26.6 minutes per game over 74 appearances (28 starts) during his rookie campaign. Among all rookies he ranked third in 3-point field goal percentage (38.5), fifth in assists (3.7), sixth in rebounds (5.8), eighth in minutes (26.6) and 10th in both scoring (9.2) and steals (0.8).

The 6-4 guard recorded 17 games of at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, the second-most such games among all rookies, trailing only San Antonio’s Victor Wembanyama (23). His 38 charges drawn led the NBA. Podziemski paced Golden State with 427 total rebounds (the most by a Warriors rookie since Joe Smith grabbed a team-high 717 boards during the 1995-96 season) and plus/minus with a plus-264, the second-highest mark among all rookies (Chet Holmgren, plus-423). He was selected to play in the 2024 Panini Rising Stars game as part of NBA All-Star Weekend, becoming the fifth Warrior in the last five seasons to earn the honor.

Selected by Golden State with the 19th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, he becomes the first Warriors rookie to garner All-Rookie Team honors since Eric Paschall in 2019-20.

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