OKLAHOMA CITY, May 23, 2012 – Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the 2011-12 season, the NBA announced earlier today.

In his third NBA season, Ibaka led the NBA and set an all-time franchise record with 3.65 blocks per game. Ibaka’s block per game average was the highest for any NBA player in more than a decade.

During the 2011-12 season, Ibaka posted 12 double-doubles while also leading the Thunder in rebounding on 21 occasions.