New York Knicks Announce Frank Ntilikina Signed His Rookie Contract
Jun 22, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Frank Ntilikina of France is introduced by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as the number eight overall pick to the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks announced that first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina has officially signed his rookie contract.

Frank Ntilikina is officially a member of the New York Knicks. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft signed his rookie contract on Friday.

The news was announced by the team via Twitter, @NY_KnicksPR.

A top-ten pick signing a rookie deal is just a formality, but if Frank is successful, this is a day that we will remember for a long time.

The youngster apparently felt the same way because he brought his mother along to witness the happy occasion.

Knicks fans are eager to see their new young star in action. His status as an international prospect, while it makes him intriguing, also makes him almost a complete unknown.

Unfortunately, Ntilikina has been sidelined for all of the summer league with a knee injury so that Knicks fans won’t get their first look at him until the preseason.

The Knicks dropped to 0-4 in summer league after today’s loss.

New York is currently looking to add a veteran backup point guard who can mentor Ntilikina next season. The current options are slim. Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack are the favorites.

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