Charlotte Hornets’ LaMelo Ball and Sacramento Kings’ Tyrese Haliburton have been named Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.
The award was for games from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.
Both players also previously won the award for the first month of the season.
This month, Ball averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 14 games.
The 19-year-old was just one of five players in February to average 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game and just the fifth rookie over the last 20 seasons to average 20-5-5 in February.
Ball also finished the month with eight 20-point games, the most by a rookie since Zion Williamson (nine) during the 2019-2020 season and the most in franchise history by a Hornets rookie.
He scored a career-high 34 points against the Utah Jazz on Feb. 5.
This month, Haliburton averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game in 13 games.
The 21-year-old currently ranks third among all rookies in scoring (13.2), second in assists (5.4), sixth in field goal percentage (.494), second in three-point field goal percentage (.433), second in steals (1.4) and second in minutes (30.1) per game.
Haliburton is the fourth Kings player to win Rookie of the Month honors in multiple months during their rookie season and the first since Isaiah Thomas won in both February and March of 2012.
He also scored a career-high 23 points three times against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 6, Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 21 and Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23.