Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Carter-Williams named rookie of the month

Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month on Tuesday.

Carter-Williams named rookie of the month

Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Michael Carter-Williams was named the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month on Tuesday.

The 76ers point guard led all rookies in scoring (17.2 points), assists (7.3 assists), steals (2.9 steals) and minutes played (36.2) during the 13 games played in October and November.  The 11th overall pick out of Syracuse was also second in rebounding (5.3). Carter-Williams missed four games with a left foot arch bruise.

He becomes the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson in April of 1997.

This is Carter-Williams' second honor of the season. He was named the conference’s player of the week for the first week of the season.

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Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore is the Western Conference rookie of the month.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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