Written by Thomas Scott
July 2nd, 2018
Last week, the New York Knicks released their official roster for the 2018 Las Vegas NBA Summer League. As expected, the roster was loaded with lottery picks from both the 2017 and 2018 draft. The roster will include previous lottery picks Frank Ntilikina and Kevin Knox.
Take a closer look at and you’ll find the lone HBCU representative, Tyrius Walker.
The New York Knicks organization isn’t shy about giving HBCU athletes a chance. In fact, Norfolk State alum Kyle O’Quinn played a key role for the team off the bench last season.
What Type of Player Are the Knicks Getting?
Tyrius Walker won’t be satisfied with just a summer camp invite; he came prepared to ball. The Atlanta native maximized his opportunity and improved his game each and ever season at Morehouse.
During his senior season, Walker led the SIAC Conference in scoring with 22.8 points per game. Walker has a complete game and is able to score efficiently for any area on the court. Last season he shot 47.5% from the field and 35.7 % from three point range. He also ranked second in the SIAC Conference for assists per game and showed great toughness by grabbing 5.4 rebounds per game at the guard position.
Walker will have plenty of opportunities to develop his game with the Knicks organization. In summer league he will be coach by the reigning NBA G-league Coach of the Year, Mike Miller.
Practice begins July 3rd and the first game will be played on July 7th. Follow BlackBall Sports on Twitter for in-game updates and post game analysis.
Check out some of Walker’s Morehouse highlights here.