Cleveland (WOIO) – The NBA officially announced on Tuesday Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving as the Rookie of the Year.

Despite missing 15 games this season, Irving averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds a game.

The number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft was on vacation with teammate Tristan Thompson which delayed the announcement.

Irving was presented the trophy at the Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence.

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