Rookie Of The Year
Before freshman Rachel Parupsky even donned a Bethel basketball jersey, she came all too close to giving it up.
Ricky Rubio’s almost as entertaining on the court as he is off it. Nearly 1 million follow the Minnesota Timberwolves’ star guard on Twitter – @rickyrubio9 – as he tweets photos of everything from decorating his Christmas tree, to lounging in a baggage claim carousel.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year, beating out another point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The ascent has been rapid for the 19-year-old former New Jersey high school player from St. Patrick’s who last year, due to an injury, played just 11 games as a freshman at Duke.
Forward Maya Moore was chosen the rookie of the year and coach Cheryl Reeve earned coach of the year honors in voting by a national media panel, the WNBA announced on Friday.
Minnesota’s strong regular season has resulted in at least two individual awards for the Lynx.