Bulls guard Coby White named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for February


Coby White's historic run produced some hardware.

The Bulls guard earned Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors for February, the NBA announced Tuesday. White, who prevailed over finalists Terence Davis, Rui Hachimura, De'Andre Hunter, Kendrick Nunn and Kevin Porter Jr., led all Eastern Conference rookies by averaging 20.1 points over nine games. He's the first Bulls rookie to earn such a distinction since Nikola Mirotic in March 2015.

White became the first rookie reserve in league history to post three straight 30-point games since the NBA began tracking starters in 1970-71, scoring 33 points against the Suns, 33 points against the Wizards and a season-high 35 points against the Thunder. He's also just the fourth reserve overall in league history to score at least 30 points in three straight games.

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White, whose scoring average for the month only trailed Zion Williamson's 25.7 points among first-years, led all rookies in field goals (6.8) and 3-pointers (3.3) per game. Williamson earned Western Conference rookie of the month honors.

White also averaged 4.1 assists, 4 rebounds and 1 steal per game, joining Michael Jordan as the only rookies in franchise history to average those statistical benchmarks for a month in their first year. Jordan did so six times in 1984-85.

White also became the first rookie in league history to make five or more 3-pointers in three straight games.

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