NEW YORK – Former Washington State University men’s basketball student-athlete and current Golden State Warrior, Klay Thompson, has been named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced Tuesday.
Thompson received the fourth-most points with 43. He’s joined on the first team by 2011-12 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kyrie Irving of Cleveland (58 points), Ricky Rubio of Minnesota (49 points), Denver’s Kenneth Faried (46 points), New York’s Iman Shumpert (40 points), San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard (40 points), and Detroit’s Brandon Knight (40 points).
The 11th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft, Thompson led all rookies with a .414 3-point field goal percentage (111-for-268) and ranked 18th overall amongst all players during the 2011-12 NBA regular season. He was also third amid all rookies for free throw percentage (.868, 79-for-91), fourth in scoring (12.5 ppg) and ninth in minutes played (24.4 mpg).