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Irving named to All-Rookie team, Thompson makes second team

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 22, 2012

Kyrie Irving was the only unanimous selection to the NBA's All-Rookie team, while Cavs forward Tristan Thompson was named to the second team. All 30 NBA coaches vote on the awards.

Irving was joined on the first team by Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, Denver's Kenneth Faried, Golden State's Klay Thompson, New York's Iman Shumpert, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Detroit's Brandon Knight. Shumpert, Leonard and Knight all tied for fifth.

Thomspon was joined on the second team by Houston's Chandler Parsons, Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas, New Jersey's MarShon Brooks and Minnesota's Derrick Williams. 

Irving led all rookies in scoring with 18.5 points and was second with 5.4 assists. He was the sixth rookie in league history to average at least 18 points, 5 assists and a steal while shooting at least 45 percent from the floor, joining a short list that includes Alvan Adams, Grant Hill, Tyreke Evans, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.

Thompson averaged 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds to rank second on the Cavs behind Anderson Varejao in rebounding.

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