Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for April, the NBA announced today. It was the first time Bogdanovic won the award and the first time a Nets rookie had earned Rookie of the Month honors since Terrence Williams in April 2010.
Bogdanovic led all Eastern Conference rookies in April in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game in nine games, shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 48.8 percent from three-point range. On April 15th, Bogdanovic scored a season-high 28 points in the final game of the season, a game the Nets needed to win to avoid elimination from the playoff race.
On April 10th, Bogdanovic shot a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range in a blowout win over the Washington Wizards, making him one of just seven players this season to shoot at least six three-pointers without missing one in a game.
Though April is a short month, Bogdanovic has been on a shooting streak for some time. In the full month from March 15th to the end of the season, Bogdanovic’s has hit 43.5 percent of his three-pointers and shot 52.2 percent overall from the field, averaging 12.8 points per game in that span.
In other news, Brook Lopez was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Month, but lost to Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan.