By Official release
Posted Feb 1 2010 3:19PM
NEW YORK -- 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.
Here is a recap of the month for both Jennings and Curry:
Jan. 15 @ Golden State: Registered 25 points, four rebounds and seven assists to go along with a career-high four steals in a 113-104 win over the Warriors.
Jan. 18 @ Houston: Tallied 25 points and seven assists in a 101-98 loss to the Rockets.
Jan. 23 vs. Minnesota: Scored 18 points and had a career-high 13 assists in a 127-94 victory over the Timberwolves.
Jan. 27 vs. Philadelphia: Posted 18 points in addition to seven assists in a 91-88 victory over the 76ers.
Jan. 15 vs. Milwaukee: Tallied 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and a career-high six steals in a 113-104 loss to the Bucks.
Jan. 18 vs. Chicago: Recorded 26 points, six assists and a career-high 10 rebounds in a 114-97 win over the Bulls.
Jan. 22 vs. New Jersey: Posted a career-high 32 points and added seven assists in a 111-79 win over the Nets.
Jan. 26 @ Sacramento: Tallied 27 points, six assists and nine rebounds in a 99-96 loss to the Kings.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Oklahoma City's James Harden, Sacramento's Tyreke Evans, San Antonio's DeJaun Blair and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.
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