SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Myles Powell, former Seton Hall University Pirates shooting guard and one of the more highly regarded players to ever come out of South Orange has signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks.
In 2020 Powell earned All-American honors and a Big East Player of The Year title. His name was surprisingly not called in Wednesday’s NBA draft, but he was quickly picked up by the team just a few train stops from South Orange Station.
The 6-foot-2, 23-year-old Powell has performed exceptionally in his career at Madison Square Garden, where the Big East Tournament is held and he scored 31 points in a 2019 game against Butler.
His deal with the Knicks is reportedly an Exhibit 10 contract, meaning Powell will have the chance to fight for a roster spot in training camp and can potentially spend the year with the Knicks G-League team in Tarrytown, NY.
Were he to make it to the league, Powell could become the first Pirate to play in the NBA since Isiah Whitehead in 2018. After finishing last in the Atlantic Division for the last two seasons, Powell could be a crucial player in the future of the struggling Knicks going forward.
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