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List of National Basketball Association rookie single-season scoring leaders

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This list exhibits the National Basketball Association's top rookie single-season scoring averages based on at least 70 games played or 1,400 points scored. The NBA began recording 3-point field goals during the 1979–80 season.

* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
^ Active NBA player
Bold Denotes NBA season leaders
Rank Season Player Team Games FG 3PFG FT Pts PPG
1 1959–60 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors 72 1,065 577 2,707 37.6
2 1961–62 Walt Bellamy* Chicago Packers 79 973 549 2,495 31.6
3 1960–61 Oscar Robertson* Cincinnati Royals 71 756 653 2,165 30.5
4 1969–70 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* Milwaukee Bucks 82 938 485 2,361 28.8
5 1968–69 Elvin Hayes* San Diego Rockets 82 930 467 2,327 28.4
6 1984–85 Michael Jordan* Chicago Bulls 82 837 9 630 2,313 28.2
7 1965–66 Rick Barry* San Francisco Warriors 80 745 569 2,059 25.7
8 1962–63 Terry Dischinger Chicago Zephyrs 57 525 402 1,452 25.5
9 1958–59 Elgin Baylor* Minneapolis Lakers 70 605 532 1,742 24.9
10 1970–71 Geoff Petrie Portland Trail Blazers 82 784 463 2,031 24.8
11 1971–72 Sidney Wicks Portland Trail Blazers 82 784 441 2,009 24.5
12 1989–90 David Robinson* San Antonio Spurs 82 690 0 613 1,993 24.3
13 1967–68 Earl Monroe* Baltimore Bullets 82 742 507 1,991 24.3
14 1977–78 Walter Davis Phoenix Suns 81 786 387 1,959 24.2
15 1977–78 Bernard King* New Jersey Nets 79 798 313 1,909 24.2
16 1982–83 Terry Cummings San Diego Clippers 70 684 0 292 1,660 23.7
17 1996–97 Allen Iverson* Philadelphia 76ers 76 625 155 382 1,787 23.5
18 1949–50 Alex Groza Indianapolis Olympians 64 521 454 1,496 23.4
19 1992–93 Shaquille O'Neal* Orlando Magic 81 733 0 427 1,893 23.4
20 1970–71 Pete Maravich* Atlanta Hawks 81 738 404 1,880 23.2
21 1986–87 Ron Harper Cleveland Cavaliers 82 734 20 386 1,874 22.9
22 2010–11 Blake Griffin^ Los Angeles Clippers 82 696 7 446 1,845 22.5
23 1988–89 Mitch Richmond* Golden State Warriors 79 649 33 410 1,741 22.0
24 1994–95 Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks 80 636 86 397 1,755 21.9

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