Bargnani, Roy Named T-Mobile Rookies of the Month
Posted Feb 1 2007 3:23PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2007 -- Toronto Raptor’s Andrea Bargnani and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Brandon Roy today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for January.
Bargnani, selected first overall in the 2006 NBA draft, has averaged 11.1 points and 3.6 rebounds for the month of January. He has also led the team in scoring off the bench six times and reached double-digits in points 10 times. Bargnani is ranked third among rookies in points (10.2) as well as free throw percentage (.837). He is also ranked fourth in minutes (23.2) and blocks (0.89) and ninth in rebounds (3.7).
Roy, who landed in Portland after a trade from Minnesota (via Boston) in June, led all rookies in scoring (16.6 ppg), steals (1.69 spg) and minutes (34.4 mpg) in January. He tied for second in assists (3.4 apg) and placed third in rebounds (4.8 rpg). Roy posted a season-high 28 points and added nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 99-95 win over Milwaukee on Jan. 21 and notched 25 points and eight assists in a 100-91 win over Denver on Jan. 31.
Here is a recap of the month for both Bargnani and Roy:
Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors
Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Building upon its already strong appeal to the nation’s youth and as Official Partner of the NBA, T-Mobile is showcasing the NBA’s youngest players -- the Rookies -- through the NBA’s Rookie Program. Highlights include the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, an All-Star competition between NBA rookies and second-year players, and rookie awards presentations including the T-Mobile Rookie of the Month and T-Mobile Rookie of the Year.