Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves and LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornest have been named the Kia NBA Rookies of the Month for the Western Conference and Eastern Conference respectively, per the NBA.
Edwards, the number one overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, averaged 24.2PPG, 5.5RPG, and 2.5APG in March.
It was arguably Edwards’ best month in the NBA so far, especially considering the ‘Wolves were far more competitive due to his impressive play.
Ball, the number three overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, averaged 18.5PPG, 5.3RPG, and 5.4APG in eight games played during the month of March.
Ball has been sidelined since he fractured his wrist in a mid-March match-up with the Los Angeles Clippers.
A few weeks ago it seemed like Ball was a lock to win the Rookie of the Year award, but considering he’ll likely be out for the rest of the season, Edwards has emerged as the new favorite.