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AP Source: Irving to be named NBA's top rookie

Updated: May 13, 2012, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving began his first pro season as the top pick and ended it as the top rookie.

Cleveland's smooth, playmaking point guard has been chosen as the NBA"s Rookie of the Year, a person familiar with the voting told the Associated Press on Sunday.

Irving's selection is hardly a surprise since the 20-year-old led all first-year players in scoring -- 18.5 points per game -- and renewed hope for Cleveland's franchise. He'll receive the award on Tuesday, said the person ...

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