New York Knicks guard and former Kentucky Wildcat Immanuel Quickley was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team on Thursday night. Quickley played a significant role off the bench for the Knicks this season, providing instant offense on efficient shooting. With the first and third overall picks from the 2020 draft (Anthony Edwards/LaMelo Ball) being selected to the first team, Quickley was in pretty good company being recognized for second team honors.
Immanuel Quickley gets second team all-rookie honors. pic.twitter.com/9zdIj9nf2B— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 18, 2021
Quickley averaged 11.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2 assists in 64 games played.
From D+ to All-Rookie. He’s just getting started too pic.twitter.com/qZqCd6qhfI— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 18, 2021
The Knicks asserted themselves back in the playoffs this year, only to be quickly knocked out by the Atlanta Hawks. While an early exit may seem like a disappointment, Quickley’s strong season and a nucleus of hardworking players paints a bright future for the Knicks.
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The Milwaukee Bucks gonna win the NBA title.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 18, 2021
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