NEW YORK, April 27 –
The got milk? NBA Rookie of the Year and number one overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft LeBron James
of the Cleveland Cavaliers headlines a talented group of rookies named to the got milk? NBA All-Rookie Team, the NBA announced today.
Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and Miami’s Dwyane Wade joined James as unanimous selections to the got milk? NBA All-Rookie First team as each received 56 points. They were joined on the First Team by Toronto’s Chris Bosh (53 points), and Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich (52 points).
James captured all six Eastern Conference got milk? Rookie of the Month Awards this year and was in the top five among rookies in all major statistical categories. He led all rookies in steals (1.65 spg), was second in scoring (20.9 ppg), third in assists (5.9 apg) and fifth in rebounding (5.5 rpg). James joins NBA legends Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to average more than 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game in their rookie season.
Anthony, who netted all six got milk? Rookie of the Month Awards for the Western Conference, led all rookies in scoring (21.0 ppg) and was third in rebounding (6.3 rpg) and minutes per game (36.5 mpg). Wade ranked in the top five among rookies in five major statistical categories including scoring (third), assists (fourth), field goal percentage (second), steals (second) and minutes (fourth). Toronto’s Bosh led all rookies in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and blocks (1.41 bpg) while Hinrich led the rookies in assists, dishing out 6.8 apg.
The got milk? NBA All-Rookie Second Team consisted of Dallas’ Josh Howard (29 points) and Marquis Daniels (20 points), Milwaukee’s T.J. Ford (27 points), Udonis Haslem of the Heat (21 points) and Washington’s Jarvis Hayes (20 points).
The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 29 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.
The got milk? Milk Mustache campaign is sponsoring the NBA Rookie platform to highlight the importance of milk’s bone-building calcium and eight other essential nutrients for active people, teen boys especially, who add about 15 percent of their height during these years. The platform includes the ‘got milk?’ Rookie Challenge, the ‘got milk?’ Rookie of the Month awards, the ‘got milk?’ Rookie of the Year award and the ‘got milk?’ All-Rookie Team.
Attached are the results of the balloting for the 2003-04 got milk? NBA All-Rookie teams:
2003-04 got milk? NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM:
2003-04 got milk? NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM
Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Chris Kaman, LA Clippers, 19; Raul Lopez, Utah, 8; Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix, 6; Mickael Pietrus, Golden State, 3; Darius Songaila, Sacramento, 3; Keith Bogans, Orlando, 1; Kyle Korver, Philadelphia, 1; Luke Walton, LA Lakers, 1; Steve Blake, Washington, 1; Marcus Banks, Boston, 1; Luke Ridnour, Seattle, 1.