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Toronto Raptors guard Malachi Flynn named Eastern Conference's Rookie of the Month for April

Toronto Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn impressed in the month of April.

In 15 games, seven of which he started in, Flynn averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals on 42.9 percent shooting from the field, 40.8 percent from 3-point range and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.

He was rewarded for his play on Tuesday when the NBA announced he has been named the Eastern Conference's Rookie of the Month.

Other nominees from the Eastern Conference were Cole Anthony (Orlando Magic), Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons), Isaiah Stewart (Pistons) and Isaac Okoro (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, meanwhile, was named the Western Conference's Rookie of the Month.

Flynn scored double figures in 10 of the 15 games he appeared in last month, including a career-best 22 points on 8-for-18 shooting from the field in Toronto's loss to the Atlanta Hawks on April 13. He also recorded his first career double-double in Toronto's win over the Cavaliers on April 10, finishing with 20 points and a career-best 11 assists.

The No. 29 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Flynn is averaging 6.3 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 18.0 minutes per game on the season.

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