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Paolo Banchero, Keegan Murray named Kia Rookies of the Month

The dynamic rookies take home the honors for the month of January.

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

Check out their highlights from the past month.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

Check out the best January moments from Paolo Banchero.

The No. 1 overall pick’s strong debut season continued during the month of January. Banchero averaged 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists over 14 games. The 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 20.5 points (1st among rookies), 6.5 rebounds (4th) and 3.6 assists (3rd) for the season. This is Banchero’s third Kia Rookie of the Month award.

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Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings

Check out the best January moments from Keegan Murray.

The No. 4 overall pick averaged 14.0 points on 51.0% shooting, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 32.2 minutes over 15 games in January. The versatile forward continues to be a key contributor to Sacramento’s success as the team looks to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The Kings (29-21) are currently 3rd in the West standings.

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