In the Mid the U21A hurling crown was claimed by Thurles Sarsfields, who defeated Loughmore-Castleiney 1-16 to 1-8.Upperchurch-Drombane beat Moyne/Templetuohy 4-7 to 1-10 in the division’s U21B hurling final.In the West the U21A hurling final between Cappawhite/Treacys and Clonoutly/Rossmore was postponed but the B hurling decider did go ahead – Lattin-Cullen Gaels beat Galtee Rovers/Emly 1-11 to 0-10.
D’Angelo Russell overcame a rocky start to his rookie season to finish fifth among first-year players in scoring and fourth in assists. He set a Lakers rookie record with 130 3-pointers.On Thursday, the second overall pick in last year’s draft was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie second team, an award voted on by the media.Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis were voted unanimously to the first team. Denver center Nikola Jokic, Philadelphia forward Jahlil Okafor and Phoenix guard Devin Booker filled out the first team.Unlike with All-NBA voting, the All-Rookie teams are not position specific. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Russell finished seventh overall in voting, with 142 out of a possible 260 points, including 25 first-team votes.Lakers rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. earned three points, while 32-year-old rookie Marcelo Huertas earned one second team vote.Russell averaged 13.2 points and 3.3 assists in 80 games, including 48 starts. He often clashed with former coach Byron Scott, who moved him out of the starting lineup for two months in the middle of the season.The most notable moment of Russell’s rookie season, however, came off the court, when a video apparently recorded by the point guard in which teammate Nick Young seemed to discuss intimate relationships with women other than his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea, went viral.The incident caused a rift in the Lakers locker room, damaging Russell’s credibility with some teammates who felt Russell has violated a code of the locker room.