WSU's Thompson, UW's Thomas named to NBA All-Rookie teams

WSU's Thompson, UW's Thomas named to NBA All-Rookie teams

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OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on February 15, 2012 in Oakland, California.

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by Associated Press & KING 5 SPORTS

NWCN.com

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 7:47 AM

NEW YORK -- Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland is the lone unanimous choice to the NBA's All-Rookie team.

Irving received 58 points Tuesday in voting done by the league's 30 head coaches, who could not vote for their own player. Joining him on the first team were Minnesota's Ricky Rubio (49 points); Denver's Kenneth Faried (46); Golden State's Klay Thompson (43); and New York's Iman Shumpert, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Detroit's Brandon Knight, who all had 40 points.
 
Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, became one of only six rookies to average at least 18.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steal while shooting at least 45 percent from the field, a list that includes Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
Former Husky Isaiah Thomas made the second team.  The Sacramento Kings guard received 5 first team votes. He averaged 11.5 points per game.
 
(Voted by the 30 NBA head coaches)
(First-team vote, 2 points; second-team vote, 1 point)
First Team
Player, Team                       1st 2nd Total
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland         29   -   58
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota        21   7   49
Kenneth Faried, Denver       19   8   46
Klay Thompson, Golden St   16 11   43
Iman Shumpert, New York    15 10   40
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio 14 12   40
Brandon Knight, Detroit         13 14   40
Second Team
Player, Team                          1st 2nd Total
Chandler Parsons, Houston     10 13   33
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento     5 17   27
MarShon Brooks, New Jersey   3 12   18
Derrick Williams, Minnesota     2 12   16
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland    2 12   16

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