NBA All-Rookie Teams announced
The NBA announced its list of the top 12 rookies of the 2011-12 season today, with Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving receiving a unanimous selection on the first team. Irving averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in his first NBA season, and was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year earlier this year.
Irving is joined by Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight on the first team, which includes seven players instead of the customary five because of a three-way tie for fifth place.
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, Sacramento Kings guard Isiah Thomas, New Jersey Nets guard MarShon Brooks, Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams and Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson make up the All-Rookie Second Team.