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Blazers' Lillard named NBA Rookie of the Month

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The Trail Blazers point guard is the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November.

Damian Lillard was announced for the honor Wednesday.

The 22-year-old rookie is only the third Trail Blazers player to ever to earn the recognition, joining Arvydas Sabonis and Brandon Roy.

Lillard led all rookies in scoring for the month with 18.4 points per game. He also led all rookies in assists and steals.

Lillard also became the first NBA player to record at least 295 points and 94 assists in his first 16 NBA games since Allen Iverson in 1996.

With 20 points and nine assists at Houston on Nov. 3, Lillard joined Oscar Robertson as the only other player in NBA history with at least 20 points and seven assists in each of their first three career games.

The Trail Blazers selected Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Weber State.

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