Andre Drummond and Kyle Singler Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team
The ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Drummond averaged 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds. 0.5 assists, team-high 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 20.7 minutes in 60 games (10 starts) while shooting a team-best 61% from the field. He recorded nine double-doubles which ranked second on the Pistons and second amongst all rookies. Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (1/29) becoming the first rookie in NBA history to record those numbers in a game coming off the bench. He scored a career-high 29 points at Cleveland (4/10) and was one of five centers in the NBA this season to record 90-plus blocks and 55-plus steals.
A 6-foot-11 center from the University of Connecticut, Drummond finished fourth in the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie-of-the-Year balloting. He was also selected as a member of Team Shaq as part of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston but was unable to play due to injury.
Singler, selected 33rd overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 8.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 28.0 minutes per game. He was the only Piston to play in all 82 games (74 starts) and among NBA rookies this season, finished fourth in scoring (8.8 ppg), sixth in rebounds (4.0) and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (.350).
The 6-foot-8 Duke grad scored career-high 20 points vs. Cleveland (2/1) and grabbed career-high 10 rebounds vs. Portland (11/26). Singler connected on 70 3-point field goals which marked the second most by a rookie in franchise history.
NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trail Blazers, headlined the NBA All-Rookie First Team along with Bradley Beal (Washington), Anthony Davis (New Orleans), Dion Waiters (Cleveland) and Harrison Barnes (Golden State).
Rounding out the second team were the Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas, the Charlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the Cavaliers’ Tyler Zeller.
The voting panel consisted of 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.
Below are the results of the balloting for the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie teams. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
2012-13 NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM
- Damian Lillard (Portland)
- Bradley Beal (Washington)
- Anthony Davis (New Orleans)
- Dion Waiters (Cleveland)
- Harrison Barnes (Golden State)
2012-13 NBA ALL-ROOKIE SECOND TEAM
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses):
Maurice Harkless, Orlando, 14 (1); Alexey Shved, Minnesota, 14 (1); Chris Copeland, New York, 9 (1); Brian Roberts, New Orleans, 5; Andrew Nicholson, Orlando, 4; Jae Crowder, Dallas, 1; Festus Ezeli, Golden State, 1; Draymond Green, Golden State, 1; John Jenkins, Atlanta, 1; Terrence Jones, Houston, 1; Pablo Prigioni, New York, 1; Terrence Ross, Toronto, 1; Jeff Taylor, Charlotte, 1.