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Trail Blazers’ Scoot Henderson nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week

Portland Trail Blazers rookie Scoot Henderson was among the players nominated for NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Henderson averaged 21.3 points, 8.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds on 46.7% shooting from 3-point range in three games last week. He produced back-to-back 20-point outings in that stretch, including a career-high 25 points on Dec. 28.

The third pick has scored in double figures in five straight games for the second time this season. He has three double-doubles and is the only first-year player with two games of at least 20 points and 10 assists; no other rookie has reached that stat line this season.

Henderson missed nine games earlier this season with an ankle injury but is healthy again and looks to be getting into a rhythm on the court. He has taken the place of Anfernee Simons in the starting lineup and looks to be performing well in that role.

The 19-year-old is averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds on 37.3% shooting from the field in 23 games this season with the Trail Blazers. He ranks fifth in scoring among rookies, second in assists and fourth in double-doubles.

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire