NEW YORK, Jan.2, 2007 – Jorge Garbajosa of the Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Randy Foye today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played for the month of December.

Garbajosa increased his averages for the month by 3.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 9.6 minutes and 1.3 assists, and tied for first among rookies in double-doubles (three). He also had nine 10-plus scoring games in December and led the team in scoring once, rebounds four times and assists once. Garbajosa currently leads the team with 37 steals.

Foye, the seventh overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, led the Western Conference rookies in scoring (9.6 ppg), assists (2.3 apg) and free throw accuracy (90.9 percent) in December, while hitting 47.6 percent from the field. He reached double figures in scoring for every game in the month, including the Dec. 29 win over Seattle, where he collected 12 points, a season high seven rebounds and five assists. Foye ranks third among Western Conference rookies in scoring (8.0 ppg), third in steals (.79 stpg) and fifth in assists (1.7 apg).

Here is a recap of the month for both Garbajosa and Foye:

Jorge Garbajosa, Toronto Raptors

  • Dec. 8 at Chicago: Scored 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals in a 93-90 loss to the Bulls.
  • Dec. 17 vs. Golden State: Tallied a career-best 18 points, and added 11 rebounds and five assists in a 120-115 win over the Warriors.
  • Dec. 23 at Seattle: Tied a career-best 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished two assists in a 110-97 loss to the SuperSonics.

    Randy Foye, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Dec. 13 at San Antonio: Scored 15 points and added seven rebounds in a 82-95 loss to the Spurs.
  • Dec. 26 vs. Chicago: Logged a career-best 25 points in a 100-98 win over the Bulls.
  • Dec. 30 at New Jersey: Recorded 18 points, four assists, and two steals in a 100-92 loss to the Nets.

    Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Charlotte’s Adam Morrison, Memphis’ Rudy Gay and Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani.

    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, 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.