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Boozer on All-Rookie second-team

NEW YORK (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward Carlos Boozer was selected to the NBA All-Rookie second-team announced Wednesday.

Boozer, a second-round draft pick from Duke in 2002, led NBA rookies with a .536 field-goal percentage while averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds last season.

Joining Boozer on the second-team were San Antonio's Emanuel Ginobili, Orlando's Gordon Giricek, Chicago's Jay Williams and Boston's J.R. Bremer. Cavs guard Dajuan Wagner was an honorable mention.

Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix and No. 1 overall draft choice Yao Ming of Houston were unanimous choices for the first-team.

Stoudemire, who entered the league straight from high school, and Yao both received the maximum 56 points in balloting by the league's head coaches.

Miami's Caron Butler (55 points), Orlando's Drew Gooden (45) and Denver's Nene Hilario (40) also made the team.

Stoudemire led NBA rookies in rebounding (8.8) and tied for second in scoring (13.5) and blocked shots (1.06). He helped the Suns make the playoffs, where they were eliminated in the first round by top-seeded San Antonio.

Yao led rookies in blocks (1.79), was second in rebounding (8.2) and tied Stoudemire in scoring average.

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