Kenneth Faried Named To 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets reacts in the first half while taking on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

F Kenneth Fared earns an appearance on the prestigious rookie team after a strong first season with Denver Nuggets.

The Denver Nuggets got excellent production from their first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and the league has recognized the impressive feat. F Kenneth Faried played in 46 games with 39 starts in the 2011-2012 NBA Season, and he averaged an impressive 16.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per 36 minutes with the Nuggets. On Tuesday, he was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie First Team.


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Faired played collegiately at Morehead State, and dominated his final season in the Ohio Valley Conference. As a senior, Faried averaged 17.3 points and 14.5 rebounds per game. The Nuggets then selected the 22-year-old with the 22nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

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