2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award: Kyrie Irving Reportedly Wins Coveted Honor

May 12th, 2012 by Alex Kay Leave a reply »
The Rookie of the Year Award is reportedly going to be awarded to Kyrie Irving, and this is news that should come as no surprise.

According to Fox Sports' Chris Tomasson, Irving will be handed the trophy early next week.

Source says Kyrie Irving will win Rookie of the Year (no surprise there) with trophy handed out early next week. Best bet is Tuesday.

— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 13, 2012 The sensational first-year player for the Cleveland Cavaliers took the NBA by storm and proved he was worthy of the No. 1 overall pick the Cavs spent on him in the 2011 NBA draft.

Irving is now in an elite fraternity that includes the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Lew Alcindor, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and Kevin Durant—just to name a few.

It wasn’t much of a competition after Ricky Rubio went down with a season-ending ACL injury.

The young Timberwolves star’s incredible campaign ended after 41 games in which he averaged 10.6 PPG, 8.2 APG and 4.2 RPG while having Minnesota on the cusp of playoff contention.

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