April 30, 2010
Stephen Curry Selected To NBA All-Rookie First Team
Warriors Guard Was Unanimous Selection With Season Averages Of 17.5 Points, 5.9 Assists, 4.5 Rebounds & 1.90 Steals

Curry was one of three unanimous selections for the NBA All-Rookie First Team.


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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was a unanimous selection to the 2009-10 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Joining the Warriors guard as unanimous selections were Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rounding out the NBA All-Rookie First Team are New Orleans’ Darren Collison (46 points) and Chicago’s Taj Gibson (41 points).

Curry, a three time Western Conference Rookie of the Month selection (January, March, April) ranked second among rookies in scoring (17.5 ppg) and finished first in assists (5.9 apg), steals (1.9 spg), minutes (37.2), free throw percentage (.885) and three-point percentage (.437). Curry’s 166 three-pointers made led all rookies.

The 2009-10 Rookie of the Year, Evans averaged a rookie- and team-leading 20.1 points, as well as a team-high 5.8 assists (2nd among rookies) and 5.3 rebounds. Evans joined Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James as the only players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in their rookie seasons. Among rookies, Evans also was first in minutes (37.2 mpg) and second in steals (1.51 spg), while leading in free throws made (348) and attempted (465).

Jennings, a four time Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month selection (October/November, December, January, March) ranked third among rookies in scoring (15.5 ppg), assists (5.7 apg) and steals 1.28. Jennings announced his presence as a top rookie early on, rattling off a 55-point game on Nov. 14 vs. Golden State.

Collison provided steady point guard play for the Hornets in place of injured incumbent Chris Paul, ranking among the top 10 for rookies in scoring (sixth – 12.4 ppg), assists (T-third – 5.7 apg) and steals (sixth – 1.03 spg). Collison was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February.

Gibson gave the Bulls a frontcourt boost, leading all rookies in rebounding (7.5 rpg) and field goal percentage (.494), while placing second in blocks (1.27 bpg). The durable Gibson, who averaged 9.0 points in his first season, appeared in all 82 games for the Bulls, making 70 starts.

The NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of New Orleans’ Marcus Thornton (31 points), San Antonio’s DeJuan Blair (30 points), Oklahoma City’s James Harden (22 points), Minnesota’s Jonny Flynn (22 points) and Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko (22 points).

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.


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2009-10 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Player Team
First (2 pt)
Second (1 Pt)
Total
Stephen Curry Golden State
29
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58
Tyreke Evans Sacramento
29
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58
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee
29
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58
Darren Collison New Orleans
20
6
46
Taj Gibson Chicago
15
11
41


2009-10 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Player Team
First (2 pt)
Second (1 Pt)
Total
Marcus Thornton New Orleans
6
19
31
DeJuan Blair San Antonio
6
18
30
James Harden Oklahoma City
4
14
22
Jonny Flynn Minnesota
4
14
22
Jonas Jerebko Detroit
2
18
22


Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first place votes in parentheses):
Wesley Matthews, Utah, 16 (3); Omri Casspi, Sacramento, 13; Chase Budinger, Houston, 8; Ty Lawson, Denver, 7; Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia, 7 (1); Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 6 (1); Toney Douglas, New York, 2 (1); Rodrigue Beaubois, Dallas, 1; Sam Young, Memphis, 1; DeMar, DeRozan, 1.