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Josh Richardson Named NBA Rookie of the Month
Feb 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Richardson’s meteoric rise in the NBA continued on Tuesday when he was named the league’s Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference for March.

In short, J. Rich has been burning up the nets. Last month, he averaged 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game and made 58.9% of his three-point shots. He led all NBA rookies in made threes with 33 and in steals per game with 1.3.

Josh’s 58.9 shooting percentage from deep is the second-highest three-point percentage for a single month in NBA history.

We made a previous post showing a whole bunch of crazy highlights from Josh’s rookie season. You can view that here.