The New York Knicks have signed Kevin Knox to his first NBA contract, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal have not yet been announced, but he is slated to make $3.1 million as a rookie, according to RealGM.
Knox was drafted by the Knicks with the No. 9 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft following a standout freshman season at UK. The 6-9, 215-pound forward started all 37 games for the Wildcats while averaging a team-high 15.6 points to go with 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 32.4 minutes per game.
The Tampa, Fla. native scored in double figures in all but seven games, including a team-high 10 games with 20 or more. His career high was 34 points in a 17-point comeback win over No. 7 West Virginia in Morgantown. He helped lead the Wildcats with 25 points and six rebounds in a victory over Davidson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
For his efforts, Knox was named an AP All-America Honorable Mention and won co-SEC Freshman of the Year honors.
Knox will wear No. 20 for the Knicks and is currently participating with the team in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League, which runs from July 6-17. You will be able to watch Knox in action on NBATV and the ESPN networks.