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Yogi Ferrell named NBA Rookie of Month

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After coming out of nowhere to take the league by storm, Yogi has earned his first NBA award.

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Just over one month ago, Yogi Ferrell was spending his nights in the D-League.

However, after one of the more electric months from a rookie in recent memory, Ferrell is now the NBA’s Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

In February, Ferrell averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and shot 41.2 percent from three and 41.1 percent from the field.

His month was highlighted by his explosion on February 3 against Portland when he poured in 32 points on 9-of-11 three-point shooting.

In the span of the month, Ferrell went from one ten-day contract to a two-year deal to the starting point guard, and for good reason. Prior to Ferrell’s signing, the Mavs had an offensive rating of 103.1 and a defensive rating of 106.2.

Since Jan. 29, those ratings are flipped with an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 103.5.

In that span, the Mavs went 6-5 and have positioned themselves firmly back in the hunt for the 8-seed in the Western Conference playoffs, a spot which looks more like a dumpster fire with each passing day.

Regardless, it’s evident the Ferrell Era in Dallas is real and incredibly exciting, especially considering the backing he has from his coaching staff and front office.