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Paolo Banchero, Keegan Murray named Kia Rookies of the Month

The standout rookies take home the honors for the month of December.

Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero and Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray have been named the Kia Rookies of the Month for December.

Check out their highlights from the past month.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

Paolo Banchero dominated for 31 points in a win over Boston in December.

The No. 1 overall pick has continued to shine during his rookie season with averages of 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists in December. The 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 20.9 points (1st among rookies), 6.7 rebounds (3rd) and 3.9 assists (2nd).

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Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings

Go All-Access with Kings rookie Keegan Murray.

The No. 4 overall pick has found a rhythm after a slow start to the season. Murray averaged 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds in 28.6 minutes during December. The versatile forward has quickly become a key piece to Sacramento’s success as the team looks to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

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