Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving named 2011-12 KIA NBA Rookie of the Year.
Irving entered the NBA after only playing 11 games with Duke, earning the number one overall pick, drafted by Cleveland.
For Cleveland, after playing 51 games, the rookie averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds. Irving stands out amongst the other rookies for his shooting percentages from both the field, and three-point range.
Irving came to Cleveland in the second year without the franchises star player LeBron James, who left the Cavaliers in his 7th season, taking his talents to South Beach, now a Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers finished the 2011-12 season 21-45. Hopefully the Cavs pick up some more talent this upcoming draft, seing they have three picks.
Not only is winning the ROY a great accomplishment for the 20 year old, but he has also been named to the USA select team, which practices against the U.S. Olympic team while they prepare for the London games.
The select team also includes DeMarcus Cousins, Jeremy Lin, John Wall, DeMar DeRozan, Ryan Anderson, Paul George, Taj Gibson, Klay Thompson, DeJuan Blair, Kawhi Leonard, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward.