CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters was selected to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team and forward/center Tyler Zeller was named to the All-Rookie Second Team, the NBA announced today.
"Congratulations to Dion and Tyler on receiving this special recognition," said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. "They both worked very hard this year and we know they are focused on their continued improvement as well, not only individually, but for our growth as a team."
Waiters received 21 first-team votes and eight second team votes (for a total of 50 points) while Zeller received 15 total points (three first-team and nine second-team votes) from the NBA's 30 head coaches, who were asked to select five players for the first team and five players for the second team, regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team. Two points were awarded for first team votes and one for second team votes.
"I'm honored to receive an award like this and it makes me hungry to keep working hard and focus on taking the next steps to improve my game," said Waiters. "I can't wait to get back to work with my teammates and Coach Brown, though, because I'm excited about what our potential can be as a group."
Waiters averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal Read More