Michael Carter-Williams and Allen Iverson now have another thing in common. Both have earned the Rookie of the Month designation multiple times.
During 17 games in January, the first-rounder from Syracuse hasaveraged 16.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He even posted his career high this month in a 33 points performance in Cleveland on Jan 7, making him the first Sixers rookie to score 30 or more points since Iverson in 1997.
Carter-Williams leads all rookies in scoring (17.3 ppg), rebounding (5.4 rpg), assists (6.6 apg) and steals (2.30 spg).
In NBA history, only three rookies have averaged at least 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for an entire season. They are Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Steve Francis.