Kenny Wooten is still one of the best basketball blockers. He’s only doing it in the professional ranks instead of Oregon. NBA rookie and former Oregon striker Duck Kenny Wooten have been named NBA G-League defense players.
In 27 games played for the Westchester Knicks, the New York Knicks’ NBA G-League affiliate, Wooten averaged 3.6 blocks, 6.1 rebounds. 1.3 assists and 7.6 points per game last season. Wooten started 19 of the 27 games played and scored an average of 24.9 minutes per game.
Wooten has declared for the NBA Draft 2019 after his second season in Oregon and has gone out of service. He signed a free trade contract with the New York Knicks and was revoked before the start of the season. He landed with the Knicks G-League team for last season, where he immediately became one of the league’s best defenders.
In mid-January, a report by Ian Begley stated that multiple NBA teams were trying to sign Wooten with a two-way contract – an agreement that would allow an NBA team to use Wooten at the highest levels of the NBA and at the level of the G-League. .
“I definitely feel I have learned how to be a professional down here, going from college to professional,” Wooten told Begley on January 10th. “On the field, the game slowed down a lot for me. I’m just getting a lot from the coaching staff and I feel like I’m showing up on the field.”
Four days later, the Knicks gave up on Ivan Raab and accepted a two-way contract with Wooten to make sure that another NBA team could not enter the field and add him to their list. The Wooten G-League season ended in late February, when he needed thumb surgery to repair an injury he suffered last season
Second Oregon student during the 2018-19 season, Wooten scored 6.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks on average. Wooten was a two-time member of the Pac-12 Defense Team with Ducks. He ended his two-year career in third place in school history for stuck shots in a career with 166.