2012 NBA All-Rookie Team: Colorado Alum Alec Burks Earns Honorable Mention

The NBA announced the 2012 NBA All-Rookie Teams on Tuesday, and while the Nuggets' Kenneth Faried was the only local player to earn a nod on the first or second team, Alec Burks -- a CU alum -- did earn a couple of votes. The All-Rookie teams are determined by votes from the league's 30 head coaches.

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

Burks, who now plays for the Utah Jazz, averaged 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game this past season; he averaged about 16 minutes per game off the bench.

After a successful sophomore season at Colorado that saw him average 20.5 points per contest, he was taken with the 12th overall pick by Utah in the 2011 NBA Draft.

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