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Former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins named second-team All-NBA

Former Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins has been named second-team All-NBA at center for the second consecutive year.

The league announced its All-NBA teams on Thursday with Cousins becoming the fourth multiple-time honoree from UK. Ralph Beard, Alex Groza and Cliff Hagan were also twice named All-NBA. Hagan was the last to accomplish the feat in 1958 and 1959.

Cousins became the third player from the Sacramento Kings to be honored twice, joining Mitch Richmond (1993-94, 1997-98) and Chris Webber (1998-99, 2002-03).

Former Wildcats Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns and John Wall also received votes for the All-NBA teams.

Cousins, a 6-foot-11 center, averaged a career-high 26.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He was the league's fourth-leading scorer and fifth-leading rebounder. He also ranked sixth in double-doubles.

On Jan 25, Cousins scored a career-high 56 points against the Charlotte Hornets, which was the highest total in the league until Davis later surpassed it with 58 and Kobe Bryant posted 60 in his final game. Cousins recorded 48 points in his previous outing against the Indiana Pacers, giving him 104 in back-to-back games.

He also had a pair of 20-rebound games against the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets. 

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All-NBA TEAM MEMBERS FROM KENTUCKY:

Ralph Beard (2nd – 1950, 1st – 1951)

DeMarcus Cousins (2nd – 2015, 2nd – 2016)

Anthony Davis (1st – 2015)

Alex Groza (1st – 1950, 1st- 1951)

Cliff Hagan (2nd – 1958, 2nd – 1959)

Jamal Mashburn (3rd – 2003)

Rajon Rondo (3rd – 2010)

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2015-16 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) | 125 | 4 | -- | 637

F | Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) | 94 | 35 | -- | 575

C | DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) | 39 | 36 | 14 | 317

G | Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) | 129 | -- | -- | 645

G | Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) | 120 | 9 | -- | 627

2015-16 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) | 36 | 90 | 2 | 452

F | Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) | 40 | 74 | 9 | 431

C | DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) | 32 | 28 | 33 | 277

G | Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) | 8 | 101 | 10 | 353

G | Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) | -- | 48 | 73 | 217

2015-16 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Pos. | Player (Team) | 1st team votes | 2nd team votes | 3rd team votes | Total

F | Paul George (Indiana Pacers) | -- | 28 | 73 | 157

F | LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs) | 3 | 11 | 55 | 103

C | Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons) | 13 | 26 | 30 | 173

G | Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) | -- | 37 | 53 | 164

G | Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) | -- | 35 | 50 | 155

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): James Harden, Houston, 106; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 84; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 76 (1); Al Horford, Atlanta, 76 (2); Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, 44; DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 26; Hassan Whiteside, Miami, 24 (1); Isaiah Thomas, Boston, 20; Pau Gasol, Chicago, 16 (2); Jimmy Butler, Chicago, 12; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 8; John Wall, Washington, 7; Kemba Walker, Charlotte, 6; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 3; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 3; Dwight Howard, Houston, 3; Carmelo Anthony, New York, 2; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 2; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 1; Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 1; Brook Lopez, Brooklyn, 1; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 1. 


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