Anthony Davis named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

New Orleans, La - The NBA has announced that Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team. The honor was announced on Tuesday.

Davis joins Portland guard and NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard, Washington guard Bradley Beal, Cleveland guard Dion Waiters and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes, on the first-team.

Davis finished first among rookies in rebounds per game (8.2), blocks per game (1.75), steals per game (1.17) and double-doubles (20). His 13.5 points per game was fourth among rookies.

Fellow Pelican Brian Roberts received five votes, finishing only ten votes shy of making the All-Rookie Second Team.