Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero and Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray have been named the Kia Rookies of the Month for December.
The Kia NBA Rookies of the Month for December! #KiaROTM
— NBA (@NBA) January 3, 2023
Check out their highlights from the past month.
Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
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).
10 games with 20+ points
that's our rook 💫 pic.twitter.com/sUniLnRwS7
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 3, 2023
Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings
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.
Kings rookie Keegan Murray adds another accolade to the list 💪
✅ No. 4 Overall Pick
✅ Summer League MVP
✅ 𝙒𝙀𝙎𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙉 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙁𝙀𝙍𝙀𝙉𝘾𝙀 𝙍𝙊𝙊𝙆𝙄𝙀 𝙊𝙁 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙈𝙊𝙉𝙏𝙃
RT to congratulate the rook 👑 pic.twitter.com/tybIWVPoCI
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 3, 2023