New York, NY (Sports Network) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio headline the 2011-2012 NBA All-
Rookie First Team, the league announced Tuesday.
Irving, the 2011-2012 NBA Rookie of the Year, was the lone unanimous decision
totaling 58 points. The former Duke standout averaged 18.5 points, 5.4
assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 51 games.
Rubio finished second with 49 points. He averaged a rookie-high 8.2 assists
and 10.6 points in his highly anticipated, but injury shortened debut season.
Denver's Kenneth Faried (46) and Golden State's Klay Thompson (43) finished
third and fourth, respectively.
Faried averaged 10.2 points and a rookie-best 7.7 rebounds to help the Nuggets
reach the playoffs.
Thompson posted 12.5 points per game.
The Knick's Iman Shumpert, Spurs' Kawhi Leonard and the Pistons' Brandon
Knight finished in a three-way tie for the fifth spot coming in with 40 points
The NBA All-Rookie Second Team was made up of Houston's Chandler Parsons (33),
Sacramento's Isaiah Thomos (27), New Jersey's MarShon Brooks (18), Minnesota's
Derrick Williams (16) and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson (16).
The voting panel consisted of all 30 NBA head coaches. Coaches were asked to
vote for five players for both the first and second team and were not
permitted to vote for players on their own team. First team votes were worth
two points while second team votes were worth one.
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