With the NBA season approaching we've dived into the data to discover the most popular NBA Rookie for 22/23 season.
How did we work it out?
We looked at social media followings to average monthly searches from Google. We then compiled all of this data for each rookie, and gave a score for each data point. We then took each score from each data point to come up with an overall score. This score determines the final leaderboard.
The full list of data points we compiled were:
Google Search Volume
The Top Ten
Holmgren & Banchero lead the way
It should come to no surprise that number 1 pick Paolo Banchero and number 2 pick Chet Holmgren lead the way when it comes to popularity online.
The pair have 1.2 million followers on Instagram alone between them, and they get a total of 470,000 google searches per month!
The Rest Of The Top 10
Draft pick number 41, and New Orleans Pelicans forward E.J. Liddell finished 6th in the leaderboard in terms of popularity, partly down to a huge following of 221,000 on TikTok.