Said Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr.: “What makes Scottie special is he can really do everything on the floor. … He has the fight, drive and determination to want to be great. He wants to guard the best players. He wants to make a stand. He wants to win the game. He brings everything to the table.” Barnes became the third Raptor, joining Damon Stoudamire (1996) and Vince Carter (1999), to win Rookie of the Year. Barnes became emotional after watching a video of Carter breaking the news to him, his teammates and coaching staff on April 22.