Okafor & Gordon Named To All-Rookie Team

Ben Gordon's Chicago eliminated from playoffs

No suprise here. UConn's Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon were named to the NBA All-Rookie team. Of the players on the first or second team, Orlando's Jameer Nelson was the only ex-college senior to make the top 10 list.

Orlando's Dwight Howard, Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala and Chicago's Luol Deng complete the first team.

The second team: New Jersey's Nenad Krstic, Atlanta's Josh Smith and Josh Childress, Orlando's Jameer Nelson and Boston's Al Jefferson.

Howard, Smith and Jefferson went directly to the NBA from high school. Krstic came from Partizan (Yugoslavia) in Europe.

Except for Nelson, the others were early entrants from college: Okafor and Gordon, each played three years at Connecticut; Childress declared after three seasons at Stanford; Iguodala played two years at Arizona and Deng spent one season at Duke.

Howard, Okafor and Gordon, the 2004 NBA draft top three picks, were unanimous selections to the first team.

Others receiving votes were J.R. Smith, New Orleans; Andres Nocioni, Chicago; Beno Udrih, San Antonio; Chris Duhon, Chicago; Devin Harris, Dallas; Tony Allen, Boston; Nick Collison, Seattle; Anderson Varejao, Cleveland; Shaun Livingston, L.A. Clippers; Trevor Ariza, New York; Sebastian Telfair, Portland and Matt Bonner, Toronto.

2004-05 got milk? NBA All-Rookie First Team

Player
Team
Points
1st Team
Emeka Okafor Charlotte 58 29
Dwight Howard Orlando 58 29
Ben Gordon Chicago 58 29
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 56 27
Luol Deng Chicago 33 11

2004-05 got milk? NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Player
Team
Points
1st Team
Nenad Krstic New Jersey 30 7
Josh Smith Atlanta 22 3
Josh Childress Atlanta 21 4
Jameer Nelson Orlando 20 1
Al Jefferson Boston 17 2

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