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Carter-Williams, Jazz's Burke named April's top rookies

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Posted Apr 18, 2014 9:41 PM

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The Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams and the Utah Jazz's Trey Burke were on Friday named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.

Carter-Williams led all rookies in scoring (17.6 ppg), ranked third in rebounding (7.5 rpg), fourth in both assists (6.4 apg) and minutes (32.5 mpg), and fifth in field goal percentage (.525). He posted 21 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks on April 14, during a 113-108 win over the Boston Celtics -- the first of back-to-back wins for the Sixers to close the season. Carter-Williams garnered four-of-six Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors for the 2013-14 campaign.

Burke ranked third among rookies in scoring (15.6 ppg) and led rookies in assists (9.0 apg) during April. He placed second among first-year players in minutes, having logged 38.3 mpg on the month. He posted double-digit scoring efforts in five-of-seven April games, and handed out seven or more assists six times. Burke capped his rookie campaign with a 32-point, nine-assist, seven-rebound effort on April 16, during a 136-130 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in double overtime.

Here is a recap of the month for Carter-Williams and Burke:

Michael Carter-Williams, 76ers

April 4 @ Boston: Posted 24 points, six rebounds and six assists during a 111-102 win over the Celtics.
April 12 @ Charlotte: Scored 23 points and added eight assists and seven rebounds in a 111-105 loss to the Bobcats.
April 14 vs. Boston: Tallied 21 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks in a 113-108 win over the Celtics.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz

April 6 @ Golden State: Scored 24 points and handed out 15 assists during a 130-102 loss to the Warriors.
April 11 vs. Portland: Tallied 14 points and 11 assists during a 111-99 loss to the Trail Blazers.
April 16 @ Minnesota: Collected 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds during a 136-130 win over the Timberwolves in double overtime.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month were Boston's Kelly Olynyk, Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee, Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng, New York's Tim Hardaway Jr., Orlando's Victor Oladipo, and Sacramento's Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum.

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