THAT’S. MY. FREAKING. ROOKIE.
The NBA announced Tuesday afternoon that Coby White is the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for February!
White sits across from some nice company, with No. 1-overall draft pick Zion Williamson claiming the award in the Western Conference.
Honestly, when you look at the end of White’s February, it’s almost impossible not to award him this month’s honor. The kid went on a ridiculous tear, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to score 30+ points off the bench in three consecutive games.
As a whole, he finished the month averaging 20.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. Meanwhile, his efficiency has greatly improved, shooting over 40 percent from the field and downtown in February. And over his last four games of the month specifically, White shot 53.8 percent from the field and an incredible 56.4 percent from behind the arc. Yeah, I think that’s award-worthy.
According to NBC Sports Chicago K.C. Johnson, White beat out fellow rookies Terence Davis, Rui Hachimura, De’Andre Hunter, Kendrick Nunn, and Kevin Porter Jr.
For Chicago, this is their first player to win a rookie of the month award since Nikola Mirotic did so in 2015. I’ll take it!
And even more fun, White is already off to a solid start this month as well, scoring 19 points with 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the Bulls victory against the Maverick last night. Let’s keep it, Coby!
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 3, 2020