Kings Ben McLemore named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November
SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in November.
For the month, McLemore averaged 9.1 points (.378 FG%, .350 3pt%, .810 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 22.8 minutes per game in 14 contests, of which he started eight. He scored in double-figures on six occasions, including a career-high 19 points at Golden State on Nov. 2. McLemore is currently tied with Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams for first among rookies in three-pointers made (21) and paced all Western Conference rookies in scoring, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and minutes per game during the month. Among all rookies league wide, he ranked third in scoring, second in three-point field goal percentage, third in free throw percentage and fourth in minutes per game.
McLemore becomes the fifth Kings player to win the monthly rookie honor. Current teammate Isaiah Thomas was the last Sacramento rookie to earn the distinction when he was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in March 2012.