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NBA All-Rookie Teams: Kyrie Irving Makes 1st Team, Tristan Thompson Makes 2nd Team

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March 13, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
March 13, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

To the shock and surprise of absolutely nobody, Kyrie Irving led the NBA's All-Rookie first team. After dominating the Rookie of the Year vote, Kyrie was the only unanimous 1st team selection,the NBA announced today. Tristan Thompson received two first place votes, but ended up landing on the All-Rookie second team.

2011-12 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) Total
Kyrie Irving Cleveland 29 - 58
Ricky Rubio Minnesota 21 7 49
Kenneth Faried Denver 19 8 46
Klay Thompson Golden State 16 11 43
Iman Shumpert New York 15 10 40
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio 14 12 40
Brandon Knight Detroit 13 14 40

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2011-12 NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM

Player Team First (2 pt) Second (1 Pt) 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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In a strange occurrence, Jonas Valanciunas received zero votes for either team. Weird.