Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is putting together a solid rookie season, and he's impressed people around the league so much that he's swept the last two Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards for December and January.

And one of his biggest fans is his own coach, Tyrone Corbin, who is mighty proud of the way the former University of Michigan star has handled the imposing challenge of stepping his game up to the next level.

"He's a guy that's willing to put the work in, and we've seen it with us — watching film, talking to the coaches," Corbin said.

"Example the other night: Coach Sidney (Lowe) was sitting down talking to him about watching (Miami's) Ray Allen work, and then fortunately Ray was nice enough once he got done going through his pregame routine, he came over and shared some words with Trey and talked to him about the work that it took and finding out what routine works best for you, and how you get that routine and work it and to continue to be good and get better every year."

Burke, whose clutch jump shot with 24 seconds left was critical in Utah's 94-89 victory over the Heat last Saturday, appreciated the opportunity to chat with Allen, the NBA's all-time career leader in 3-point baskets.

"It was a good conversation," Burke said. "He just talked about routine, getting on a consistent routine early in your career, how it helps you efficiency-wise out there on the court. It's always good talking to a guy like Ray."

Burke is averaging 12.7 points, 5.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game and is the first player in Jazz history to win the monthly rookie award more than once. In fact, Karl Malone is the only other Jazzman to be so honored, and he won it just once — back in December 1985.

"It really does," Corbin said when asked if it impresses him how his rookie guard has played during his first NBA season. "The times he's not afraid of those moments at this level — and he hasn't shied away from any thus far — and that's a great indicator that the guy is willing to perform under a lot of pressure.