The NBA announced that Brooklyn Nets rookie Bojan Bogdanovic has been named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April. This, coming off a game on April 15 in which he scored a career-high 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting against the Orlando Magic, helping to, eventually, clinch a playoff spot for the Nets.
In nine games in April, Bogdanovic averaged 14.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.4 minutes per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 48.8 percent from three-point range. He led all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring for the month, while leading qualifying Eastern Conference rookies in field goal percentage. Bogdanovic also led all rookies in three-pointers made in the month of April as he hit on 20 of 41 attempts from long range. He scored in double figures off the bench in six of the Nets’ nine games throughout the month, leading Brooklyn in scoring three times.
This marks the 12th time a Nets player has been named NBA Rookie of the Month, with Bogdanovic being the 8th different player to win the honor. It's been five years since the last time. In April 2010, Terrence Williams was named rookie of the month for April.
In other news related to monthly honors:
Brook Lopez was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Month. DeMar DeRozan won.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) April 17, 2015
Lopez helped lead the Nets to the playoffs in the final month and a half, winning Eastern Conference Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks.
- BOJAN BOGDANOVIC NAMED EASTERN CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE MONTH - Brooklyn Nets
Bojan Bogdanovic Wins Rookie Of The Month Award - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game