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.
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.