Wolves guard Anthony Edwards wins 3rd consecutive Rookie of the Month award
Monday, the NBA named Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards as the Western Conference Rookie of the Month.
It’s Edwards’ third consecutive rookie of the month honor.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft finished his rookie year by averaging 27 points on 52/8% shooting, including 40.6% from three, with 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in May. The month included a career-high-tying 42-point effort against Memphis on May 5, which made Edwards the second player 19 years of age or younger to have multiple 40-point games in the NBA, joining LeBron James in 2003-04. He also is the first 19-year-old in NBA history to have 40+ points and 5+ threes in a game.
Additionally, Edwards became the youngest player in league history to make 150 threes. He also set Timberwolves records with four 30-point games by a rookie and eight games with at least five made three-pointers.
He finished his rookie campaign averaging 19.3 points per game, the most by any rookie in Timberwolves history. He also had the second-most three-pointers, behind only Kevin Love in 2013-14.