The NBA's 2012 Rookie of the Year award was announced Tuesday, and, no surprise, Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irvin earned total of 592 points (117 out of 120 first-place votes) to win the honor. New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert finished fifth in voting with 33 points, but did earn one first-place vote.
Shumpert finished behind Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio (170 points), Kenneth Faried (129) and Kawhi Leonard (47), respectively.Faried and Leonard were the only other two player to earn first-place votes.
Overall, Irvin finished tops among all first-year players in scoring scoring (18.5 ppg), field goal percentage (.469) and free throw percentage (.872). Irvin was second in assists (5.4 apg) and three-point field goal percentage (.399).â†µ
The last Knick to win the Rookie of the Year award was Mark Jackson in the 1987-88 season.â†µ
Meanwhile, New Jersey Nets rookie Marshon Brooks 10 out of 12 players that received votes.â†µ
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