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Lakers News: NBA names Brandon Ingram to All-Rookie Second Team

The No. 2 pick was one of five players on the No. 2 team.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram was named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team, according to a team press release. According to the Lakers, Ingram is the fifth rookie in team history to make the second team after Kobe Bryant and Travis Knight made it in 1996-97, Nick Van Exel was on the team in 1993-94 and D’Angelo Russell made it in 2015-16.

Ingram had an up-and-down rookie season, with plenty of eye-test evidence that he might one day live up to being selected second overall pick in the draft, but ho-hum averages of 9.4 points, four rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.9 minutes per game.

Ingram's play was much stronger down the stretch of the year, in which he became an aggressive finisher around the basket and leveraged his length better offensively.

You can see the players that beat out Ingram for first-team selection and the rest of the rookies joining Ingram on the second team here:

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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