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Bojan Bogdanovic named to NBA All-Rookie second team

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Bojan Bogdanovic was named to the NBA's All-Rookie second team for the 2014-2015 season. Bogdanovic averaged nine points in nearly 24 minutes of action this season while playing a key role in the Nets first round series against the Atlanta Hawks.

"Bogie" received seven first-team votes from the media, and 93 second place votes. He had the third most votes of the second-team, which also included Marcus Smart, Zach LaVine, Jusuf Nurkic, and Langston Galloway.  The Croatian becomes the first second-round pick in franchise history to earn All-Rookie honors.

Here's the breakdown of voting...

Cory Jefferson received one second team vote for the second team (from Celtic broadcaster and former NBA player Cedric Maxwell).

Bogdanovic had an up-and-down first year in Brooklyn but proved his worth with his reliable jump shot and high basketball IQ for a rookie. He was selected at No. 31 by Brooklyn in the 2011, a pick the Nets acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. They paid $1.3 million for his rights. After waiting three years, the Nets finally signed him last summer to a three-year, $10 million deal.

As the season went on, Bogdanovic's minutes stabilized and his game and numbers improved  In April, when he won Eastern Conference rookie of the month, he averaged 14.4 points and shot 52.6 percent overall, 48.8 percent from three and 83.3 percent from the line His best game came in the team's win over Orlando on the last day of the season.  He scored 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting.

The All-Rookie first team featured Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Nerlens Noel, Elfrid Payton and Jordan Clarkson. Its the second straight year a Net made the All-Rookie Team. Last year, Mason Plumlee made the first team.