Anthony Davis earns first-team NBA All-Rookie nod

Anthony Davis earns first-team NBA All-Rookie nod

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 11: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Hornets shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 11, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:40 PM

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis earned one more honor to put the finishing touches on an impressive rookie season.

New Orleans’ first-year player earned a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team, joining Portland’s Damian Lillard, Washington’s Bradley Beal, Cleveland’s Dion Waiters and Golden State’s Harrison Barnes.

Lillard led all rookies with 58 points while both Beal and Davis earned 57.

Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, led all rookies per game in rebounds (8.2), blocked shots (1.75) and steals (1.17). He also had more double-doubles (20) than any other rookie. And he was fourth in scoring at 13.5 points per game.

He missed 18 games due to a variety of injuries, including the final three games of the regular season after he sprained his medial collateral ligament when the Kings’ Marcus Thornton landed hard on him.

Brian Roberts earned five points, 10 away from getting a second-team nod.

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