The New York Knicks are doing their best to know the perspectives within the new framework created by the new coronavirus. According to Adam Zagoria, the Knicks had a Zoom meeting with Seton Hall’s great man, Romaro Gill.
The 25-year-old was the 2020 player in defense of the Big East of the year, an extraordinary achievement for someone who didn’t start playing organized basketball until he reached college age.
Originally from Saint Thomas, Jamaica, the large 7-foot-2 man grew up playing cricket and volleyball before taking basketball and finding his way to college in the United States. After attracting the attention of college scouts with his ability to block shots, he landed at Seton Hall.
Playing in the Big East, Gill scored an average of 3.2 blocks per game in over 30 contests last season. He also showed a touch of scoring around the frame, averaging 7.8 points per game with 62.8% shots.
The Knicks have two choices for the first round and a first choice for the second round, due by Charlotte in the next project. Although it would be possible to expect Gill to be selected where the Knicks choose in the 1930s, it could become an intriguing and unwritten prospect. The team is clearly doing homework.
While the Knicks, led by recently hired college chief Walt Perrin, are probably interviewing several drafts of prospects that weren’t reported in the news, it’s interesting to know some of the local college products that are at least on their radars.