Kings center-forward DeMarcus Cousins was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team, the league announced Wednesday. Cousins, the No. 5 pick in last year's draft, set a Sacramento-era rookie record with 699 rebounds (team-high 8.6 average, second among rookies). He also averaged 14.1 points and 2.5 assists and scored in double figures in 58 games. It's the second consecutive year a King has been voted to the first team. Tyreke Evans, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, was honored previously. The Kings hadn't had All-Rookie first-team selections in consecutive seasons since the Kansas City-Omaha Kings' Ron Behagen (1973-74) and Scott Wedman (1974-75).
Kings' Cousins makes All-Rookie first team
Sacramento Bee | May 12