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2015-16 NBA All-Rookie Teams Announced

Mar 8, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic (40) shoots in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) at Target Center. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic (40) shoots in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) at Target Center. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks have been unanimously selected to the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced Thursday.

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The voting panel was asked to select five players for the First Team and five players for the Second Team at any position. Two points were awarded for First Team votes and one point for Second Team votes.

Towns, the No. 1 overall pick of NBA Draft 2015, led all rookies in scoring (18.3 ppg) and rebounding (10.5 rpg, eighth in the NBA).

Joining Towns and Porzingis on the first team is Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets) and Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers). Towns also ranked third in the league in double-doubles (51) and eighth in field goal percentage (54.2). What is more impressive for Towns is that he was one of six NBA players to start all 82 games.

The San Antonio Spurs were not left out of the list as Boban Marjanovic and Jonathon Simmons each received two votes. In 54 games this past season, Marjanovic averaged 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Marjanovic’s most notable game came on April 13th against their in-state rival Dallas Mavericks, where he finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds in 37 minutes of play. Simmons in that game scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to mark his best performance of the regular season.

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