New York Knicks Visited With Edmond Sumner (Report)
Dec 20, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Xavier Musketeers guard Edmond Sumner (4) dribbles the ball during the second half against the Eastern Washington Eagles at the Cintas Center. Xavier won 85-56. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks reportedly visited with Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner on Friday. He’s projected as a second-round pick.

The 2017 NBA Draft is loaded with point guards. It’s not just the stars at the top but the second-round prospects who also stand out. On Friday, the Knicks worked out one of those second-rounders.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, New York visited with Xavier’s Edmond Sumner. The 21-year-old has his 2016-17 season cut short after tearing his ACL in January.

Per Begley, Sumner “was seen by NBA evaluators as a first-round pick” and played through a shoulder injury. DraftExpress has him ranked 54th in their top 100 prospects being chosen 41st in their latest mock draft.

The All-Big East performer has his limitations. He was a 28.5 percent three-point shooter in 59 career games. In 2016-17, he shot just 38.9 percent on two-point jumpers. Sumner’s going to be a slasher at the next level. He’ll need to get to the free throw line to be effective.

However, you draft players in the second-round based on potential and Sumner has the potential to be a lockdown defender.

The Knicks have two picks in the second round (44, 58). Sumner may not be available at either spot.

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Chip Murphy

I’m ESNY’s Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com.
I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
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Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.