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Canadian Andrew Wiggins named NBA Western Conference rookie of the month

03/04/2015 08:11 EST | Updated 05/04/2015 05:59 EDT
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Canadian Andrew Wiggins did it again.

The Minnesota Timberwolves forward was named NBA Western Conference rookie of the month for February— the fourth straight month the Vaughan, Ont. native has received the accolade.

The six-foot-eight, 199-pound Wiggins led all rookies in scoring at 16.8 points per game. He shot 45.7 per cent from the field and averaged 4.8 rebounds.

On Feb. 23, Wiggins scored 30 points in a 113-102 loss to the Houston Rockets— his third 30-point game of the season— matching the Minnesota rookie record set by Isaiah Rider in 1993-94.

The Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month.

Smart ranked third among East rookies in scoring (9.8 ppg), assists (4.3 apg) and steals (1.64 spg) for the month. He also was fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg) and averaged a conference-rookie-high 32.6 minutes in 11 games for the Celtics.

The six-foot-four, 220-pound point guard set single-game career highs in rebounds (10), assists (nine) and steals (five) during February.

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