San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie first team today, according to an announcement from the NBA.
Leonard becomes the second straight Spurs player to be named to the first team after Gary Neal was a part of the first team last season.
Shumpert, Leonard and Knight tied for the fifth spot on the All-Rookie First Team. Shumpert averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals. Leonard posted 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 assists. Knight tallied averages of 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
Leonard got 14 first place votes and 12 second place votes to join Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, Keneth Faired, Klay Thompson, Iman Shumpert and Brandon Knight on the first team.
For more on Leonard, read the feature on his rookie season and his performance in the playoffs here on Project Spurs.
TEXAS 34 pts HELLO SPURS FANS. IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN HAVE BLACKED OUT SHIRTS FOR THE PLAYOFF GAMES . I THINK WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO GET THE FANS INVOLVED MORE. IN 99 EVERYBODY HAD THE FLAGS AND STICKERS. WHERE DID IT GO. I AM CHALLENGING EVERY SPURS FAN IN SAN ANTO TO BRING ALL YOUR OLD CHAMP SHIT OUT AND CHEER LOUD AND HARD FOR YOUR SPURS. THE SPURS WILL NEED US TO ROCK THAT BUILDING AND THE CITY WITH OUT VIOLENCE. I ALREADY BOUGHT MY TICKET TO HOME GAME 3 OF THE NBA FINALS. I HOPE THE SPURS SWEEP EVERYTHING BUT I BOUGHT HOME GAME 3 SO I COULD MAYBE SEE THEM HOLD THE TROPHY UP IN THE AIR WHILE I CRY NEXT TO A RANDOM PERSON I DONT KNOW . GO SPURS GO IN HONOR OF SPLITTERS COUNTRY JUMP THE FUCK UP EVERYBODY http://youtu.be/80OjD3SSWIQ
Leonard has a great future in Spurs uniform. No doubt he will inherit the TD mantle of greatness. Go Spurs!