Tuesday , Apr , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

James highlights NBA All-Rookie First Team

=== James highlights NBA All-Rookie First Team ===

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James
highlighted the group of players that were selected Tuesday to the NBA All-
Rookie First Team.

James, the top overall selection in the 2003 draft and the NBA Rookie of the
Year, was one of three unanimous selections to the First Team. In addition to
James, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and Miami’s Dwyane Wade also received 28
first-place votes and 56 points.

James captured all six Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards this
season. He led all rookies in steals (1.65 spg), was second in scoring (20.9
ppg), third in assists (5.9 apg) and fifth in rebounding (5.5 rpg).

He joined Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA
history to average more than 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per
game during their rookie campaign.

Anthony garnered all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Western Conference
during the 2003-04 season. He led all rookies in scoring (21.0 ppg) and was
third in rebounding (6.3 rpg) and minutes played per game (36.5 mpg).

Wade finished in the top five among rookies in five major statistical
categories, including scoring (third), assists (fourth) and steals (second).

Other members of the First Team included Toronto’s Chris Bosh (53 points) and
Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich (52 points). Bosh paced all rookies in rebounding (7.4
rpg) and blocks (1.41 bpg), while Hinrich led the rookies in assists (6.8
apg).

The All-Rookie Second Team consisted of Dallas’ Josh Howard and Marquis
Daniels, Milwaukee’s T.J. Ford, Miami’s Udonis Haslem and Washington’s Jarvis
Hayes.

The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 29 head coaches, who were asked to
select five players for the first team and five players for the second team,
regardless of position. They were not permitted to vote for players on their
own club.