For the third time this season, Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn has been named the Eastern Conference KIA NBA Rookie of the Month.
After winning the award for October/November and December, Nunn led all East rookies in scoring average last month with 16.8 points per game and he came in second in points scored, assists, field goals made, plus/minus, fifth in three-point field goals made and tied for seventh in free throws made. He also averaged 3.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 30.3 minutes in January while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 94.7 percent from the foul line in 11 games — all starts.
Additionally, his 713 total points for the month are the second-most by an undrafted player in the Common Draft Era (1966) and his perfect 8-8 shooting from the field, including going 4-4 from beyond the arc, in the first half against the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 15 made NBA history for being the first undrafted player to be perfect from the field in a first half with that many field goal attempts. His 90 three-pointers midway through the regular season already put him in second place on the Heat’s all-time rookie list.
Nunn will also represent the Heat in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars event along with Tyler Herro.
All stats courtesy of the Miami Heat.