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NBA announces All-Rookie first, second teams

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Apr 28, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (4) shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half during game six of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors, Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons and Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers each were unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie first team announced Wednesday.

Barnes, Cunningham and Mobley each received the maximum total of 200 points for the first team. Franz Wagner of the Orlando Magic (183 points) and Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets (158 points) also made the first team.

The NBA All-Rookie second team included Herbert Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans (123 points), Josh Giddey of the Oklahoma City Thunder (122 points), Bones Hyland of the Denver Nuggets (81 points), Ayo Dosunmu of the Chicago Bulls (75 points) and Chris Duarte of the Indiana Pacers (52 points).

The first-team announcement was the latest honor in a standout season for Barnes, who was named NBA Rookie of the Year earlier this month. He finished the season with 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Cunningham led all rookies with 17.4 points per game. Mobley pulled down 8.3 rebounds per game, which led the rookie class.

Jonathan Kuminga of the Golden State Warriors tallied 47 points, just shy of Duarte for the final spot on the second team.

All-Rookie first team:
Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

All-Rookie second team:
Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets
Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers

–Field Level Media