Myles Powell may have gone undrafted, however the All-American from Seton Hall will get a shot in the group in any case — not a long way from where he played school ball.
The Knicks will be giving the 6-foot-2 shooting watch from Trenton, N.J., a challenge to instructional course that starts Dec. 1 and will sign him as an undrafted free specialist, sources affirmed to The Post.
The deal is an Exhibit 10 agreement, which accompanies a $50,000 ensure if he’s postponed, and sets him up to play on the Knicks’ G-League group in Tarrytown. Powell, who is spoken to by CAA, the office that used to be controlled by current Knicks president Leon Rose, had been preparing with individual CAA customer Obi Toppin, the Knicks’ first-balance pick of Dayton.
Powell, 23, was a colossal star at Seton Hall, going from a misjudged, rusty enlist to winning the Jerry West Award (top shooting monitor) and Big East Player of the Year his senior year. He would’ve been a piece of four straight NCAA Tournaments, had COVID-19 not dropped the competition in March.
This previous season, he arrived at the midpoint of 21.0 focuses and 3.4 helps while playing through a collection of wounds that blocked his strong edge took shots on occasion.
“He’s excited and ready for his next opportunity,” Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard told The Post in a phone interview. “Obviously, he wanted to hear his name called, but I think not getting drafted gives him a better opportunity.”
Willard said Powell had three or four groups that were keen on getting him after he went undrafted. Eventually, he picked the Knicks, subsequent to having parcel of correspondence with them paving the way to the draft.
“Everything was positive,” Willard said. “They really liked him. They were high on him.”
Regardless of a stellar college career, it couldn’t have helped his draft stock that there was no NCAA Tournament, no consolidate and no exercises to intrigue scouts.
A few specialists preferred Powell before the draft, highlighting his sturdiness, improvement throughout the long term and hard working attitude. Subsequent to surrendering the spotlight his initial two years at Seton Hall, he conveyed the program his last two years and completed his vocation third on the program’s unsurpassed scoring list (2,252 focuses), behind Terry Dehere and Nick Werkman.
“He’s a big strong guard that is ultra-competitive and can score,” ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said this week over Zoom. “I wouldn’t call him a great shooter, but he’s a bucket-getter.”