Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings was named the Western Conference’s Rookie of the Month for November.
The NBA made the announcement on Tuesday. (h/t CSNBayArea.com)
The seventh overall pick in June’s draft out of Kansas, the 20-year-old moved into the Kings’ starting lineup on Nov. 13 after coming off the bench for the first six games of the season.
For the month, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 9.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and one assist per game in 22.8 minutes a night, playing in all 14 of Sacramento’s games. He shot 37.8 percent from the floor, 35 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the foul line.
In his eight November starts, his averages were 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.1 minutes. He shot 34.2 percent from the floor as a starter, 30.6 percent from deep and 93.3 percent at the stripe.
He scored 19 points twice, in a loss at Golden State on Nov. 2 and a win over the Suns on Nov. 19. His high rebounding game was six against the Pistons on Nov. 15 and he had three assists in an overtime loss to the Clippers on Friday.