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04-03-2007, 01:35 AM
Walter finally was awarded as the Eastern Rookie of the Month. Well deserved!

04-03-2007, 06:49 AM
Walter finally was awarded as the Eastern Rookie of the Month. Well deserved!
Definitely! His actual season started a bit later but he's compensating ;)

04-03-2007, 08:46 PM
From CNN.com: link (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/nba/04/03/bc.bkn.bobcats.herrmann.ap/index.html)

Herrmann, Roy March's best rookies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bobcats forward Walter Herrmann has been named the T-Mobile Rookie of the Month for March in the NBA Eastern Conference.

In 13 games, Herrmann averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and finished 58.5 percent on field goals and 47.2 percent on 3-pointers.

In nine of the games, Herrmann scored in double figures, including a career-high 23 points in a 97-81 win over Milwaukee on Friday. The 6-9, 225-pound forward also recorded his first career double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 108-100 Bobcats win over Cleveland on March 20.

Portland's Brandon Roy won the Western Conference honor for the third consecutive month.

04-03-2007, 08:53 PM
Found this mention of Hermann (along with LaMarcus Aldridge, Craig Smith, Tarence Kinsey and Tyrus Thomas) too on CNN.com: Finishing Kick: (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/marty_burns/04/03/rookie.impact/index.html)
Five slow-starting rookies who are coming on strong

Walter Herrmann, Bobcats This 6-9 forward with the distinctive blond ponytail already has as many Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards (one) as his more celebrated teammate Morrison. Herrmann took home the honors for March after he averaged 18.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 62.5 percent from the field. His best effort might have come in a 108-100 OT win against the Cavs on March 20, when he had 29 points -- including a key three-pointer late in the overtime - and 10 boards.

Herrmann, who signed with Charlotte as a free agent, was buried on the bench early in the season. The 27-year-old finally got his break due to injuries in the Bobcats' frontcourt, and quickly made the most of it with his physical defense and solid overall play. Herrmann, who played with Manu Ginobili, Fabricio Oberto and Nocioni as a member of Argentina's national team, says he just needed some time to adjust to a new language and culture.