1996-97 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice
Stoudamire was nothing short of sensational during his rookie season. After ranking among the team and NBA leaders in several categories throughout the 1995-96 regular season, Stoudamire was voted the 1996 NBA Rookie of the Year. A slasher who can penetrate to the hoop and also hit the long range shot, Stoudamire not only developed individually as a player, but he also made his teammates around him better players.
Stoudamire was a good player — the only real disappointment is that he never got better than he was as a rookie, peaking in his second season.