Thursday , Dec , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Paul and Frye garner top NBA rookie honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Chris Paul of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets and New York’s Channing Frye have been named the NBA Rookies of the
Month for November.

Paul led all first-year players in scoring, assists, steals and minutes to
take home the Western Conference honors. He averaged 16.4 points, 6.8 assists
and 2.0 steals in 36.7 minutes per game during the month.

The fourth overall pick from Wake Forest showed off his versatility against
Minnesota on November 23, posting 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists
in an 84-80 Hornets victory.

Frye was named the Eastern Conference’s top rookie after averaging 14.2 points
and 6.1 rebounds in November.

The eighth overall pick out of Arizona, Frye has shot 51.1 percent from the
floor thus far in his young NBA career and recently recorded three consecutive
20-plus point games.

On November 18 at Denver, the center netted a career-high 22 points and added
eight rebounds in a 95-86 loss.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month
were Houston’s Luther Head, Atlanta’s Salim Stoudamire, Milwaukee’s Andrew
Bogut, Utah’s Deron Williams and Indiana’s Sarunas Jasikevicius.