MILWAUKEE'S BRANDON JENNINGS AND GOLDEN STATE'S STEPHEN CURRY NAMED T-MOBILE ROOKIES OF THE MONTH
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2010 - The Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in January.
Jennings ranks second among rookies in scoring (17.7 ppg) and first in assists (6.2 apg). He ranks third in three-point field goal percentage (39.4), free throw percentage (.814), steals (1.20 spg) and minutes (34.4 mpg). He recorded his second career double-double in a win over Minnesota on Jan. 23 (18 points, 13 assists). In addition, Jennings had two-games with double figure assists in January, bringing his yearly total to three games with double-digit assists. He also has the highest assist-to-turnover ratio amongst Eastern Conference rookies (3.0).
Among all rookies Curry ranked second in scoring (19.1 ppg), second in assists (5.1 apg), seventh in rebounds (4.4 rpg), first in steals (2.0 spg) and first in minutes (39.5 mpg) in January. He joined Kevin Durant as the only players in January to average at least 15.0 ppg while shooting at least 48% from the field. On Jan. 22, Curry had a career-high 32 points to go along with seven assists and four steals in a victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Other nominees for Rookies of the Month were Oklahoma City's James Harden, Sacramento's Tyreke Evans, San Antonio's DeJaun Blair and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.