3 Second round prospects the Knicks could target in the NBA Draft

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Joey Ayayi, Knicks.
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Joel Ayayi could thrive for the New York Knicks

Watching Gonzaga this past season was jaw-dropping at times. The team was loaded with talent with the likes of Jalen Suggs, Corey Kispert, and Drew Timme and they seemed to dominate almost every game they played.

I like to consider myself an avid college basketball fan and there was one player who always stood out on that Zags team, it was wingman Joel Ayayi.

Ayayi always seemed to be in the right spots and barely made any mistakes while playing solid defense. A real 3 and d type player.

He reminds me of Frank Ntilikina if he could get some offensive confidence. An athletic guard who will do the dirty work and be an all-around solid role player. Frank Hive please don’t come for me.

Ayayi recorded some strong stats, including 12 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while shooting an impressive 57.7% from the field. Ayayi’s solid seasons earned him a finalist position for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

Without knowing what exactly our roster will look like next season, Joel Ayayi is a player who can be plugged into a second unit or even just rotational minutes with no problem.

Now there is a high chance that Joel Ayayi doesn’t make it out of the first round, but if he does fall to one of our second-round picks, the Knicks would be fools to not take the French prospect.