Cats Invited to NBA Combine; Knight, Faried on All-Rookie Team

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Updated: 5/22/2012 7:35 pm
Six outgoing Wildcats have been invited to the NBA combine. Plus, former Wildcat Brandon Knight and Morehead State alum Kenneth Faried make NBA All-Rookie team.

Six members from Kentucky's 2012 national championship team have been invited to the NBA draft combine in Chicago on June 7 and 8. They are Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Darius Miller and Marquis Teague.

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Kentucky Wildcat Brandon Knight has been named to the NBA's All-Rookie team, as has former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried.

Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland is the lone unanimous choice to the NBA's All-Rookie team.
     
Irving received 58 points Tuesday in voting done by the league's 30 head coaches, who could not vote for their own player. Joining him on the first team were Minnesota's Ricky Rubio (49 points); Denver's Kenneth Faried (46); Golden State's Klay Thompson (43); and New York's Iman Shumpert, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Detroit's Brandon Knight, who all had 40 points.
     
Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, became one of only six rookies to average at least 18.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steal while shooting at least 45 percent from the field, a list that includes Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.



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