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NBA announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team

NBA announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team

Toronto Raptors guard-forward Scottie Barnes, Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham and Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center Evan Mobley have been unanimously selected to the 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team.

The three players each received Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

In addition to Barnes, Cunningham and Mobley (who earned 200 total points each), Orlando Magic forward Franz Wagner (earned 183 points and 84 First Team votes) and Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (earned 158) round off the starting five.

Barnes, the 2021-22 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, ranked third among first-year NBA players in points (15.3 ppg) and rebounds (7.5 rpg) and fifth in assists (3.5 apg). He was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month twice (February and March/April).

Cunningham, the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, led all rookies in points (17.4 ppg), was second in assists (5.6 apg) and finished fifth in rebounds (5.5 rpg). He earned Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for January.

Mobley, who finished second to Barnes in voting for the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award, led all rookies in rebounds (8.3 rpg) and blocked shots (1.67 bpg) and was fifth in points (15.0 ppg). He was honored as the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October/November.

Wagner, the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December, started all 79 of his games and ranked fourth among first-year NBA players in points (15.4 ppg). Green, the Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March/April, finished second among rookies in scoring average (17.3 ppg) and recorded at least 20 points in 17 of his final 25 games.

BULLS GUARD AYO DOSUNMU NAMED TO NBA ALL- ROOKIE SECOND TEAM:

Chicago Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu was named to the 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Dosunmu gained 75 total points in the selection process and joined All-Rookie second teamers Herbert Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans (123 points), Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (122 points), Denver Nuggets guard Bones Hyland (81 points) and Indiana Pacers guard Chris Duarte finished with 52 points.

The media voting panel selected five players for the Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team and five players for the Kia NBA All-Rookie Second Team at any position. Players received two points for each First Team vote and one point for each Second Team vote.

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