Westchester Knicks D-League Draft Update
The Minor League Knicks make their draft selections!
The Westchester Knicks, New York’s D-League affiliate, made a few selection during the league’s draft on Sunday. Their selections included 16th overall pick, Oakland’s Max Hooper, UConn’s Lasan Kromah (60th overall), Rutgers’ Dane Miller (fifth round), Jason Carter in the sixth round out of Texas Southern, and Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., in the final round.
Hooper is actually an interesting player. He started his collegiate career at Harvard University (only playing two games), before transferring to Queens, NY, to play with St. John’s. After moving on, his last two years playing in the NCAA were spent at Oakland University. Max Hooper, also the proprietor of an awesome basketball name, is a 6'6" guard-forward who is known in his college career as a sharpshooting three-point ace. But that’s it. No, really. I’m not dissing Hooper, he has actually only taken 11 non-three-point field goals in four years of college hoops.
As a senior at Oakland, Hooper converted 45.5 percent of his 257 attempted triples (via BBall_Ref). The Westchester Knicks are hoping those numbers continue for them in White Plains.
Lasan Kromah went to George Washington University and played for three years (one injured) then proceeded to play one year at UConn as a graduate student in 2014 when the Huskies won the NCAA Tournament. The 6'6" guard started in 17 of all 40 games in 2013–14. Kromah averaged 6.1 points and 2.7 rebounds with UConn.
Dane Miller, a small forward from Rutgers, went undrafted in 2013 and has since played with Oklahoma City’s Blue D-League squad. Last season, Miller averaged 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 26 games.
Jason Carter, a forward Houston, went to Texas Southern University his senior year before playing with Kozuv Gevgelija in Macedonia the last two years. Carter averaged six points and five rebounds with Kozuv in the Balkan league.
Finally, the Dub Knicks drafted Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., from the Philippines. Parks, Jr., a 6'4" guard, played with the Texas Legends D-League team in 2015–16 and averaged 4.59 points in 32 games.
D-League superteam here we come!
— Reid Goldsmith, managing editor