The New York Knicks led by new scouting guru Walt Perrin conducted interviews via Zoom with different college perspectives ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft, which was reprogrammed in October. The last name that emerges as an interviewee is the Louisville Steven Enoch center, according to Adam Zagoria.
The Norwalk, Connecticut, native spent his first two years of college at UConn before moving to Louisville, where he has thrived for the past two seasons. He tested the wastewater last summer, but eventually returned for his final year in the ACC. He interviewed 23 teams in preparation for the project.
A great 6 foot 10 man who can both shoot and score in the post, Enoch could be an intriguing un-drawn perspective. He averaged 9.5 points and 5.6 rebounds last season, while he pulled 54.1% off the field. He has scored in double digits in 12 of the last 22 games played in Louisville, while continuing to improve his post moves and pick-and-roll skills.
The Knicks also interviewed Jordan Nwora, Enoch’s teammate Louisville.
New York has three choices in the next draft: they will select in the lottery, as well as the end of the first round with a choice they got in the Marcus Morris trade last February; and also early in the second round using a pick acquired by Charlotte in Willy Hernangomez’s trade.
The Knicks are reportedly looking for a lead guard at the top of the draft, with LaMelo Ball anchored as their flagship guard. Of course, many things may change in the coming months as the New York Scouts’ new front office continues to know more about the prospects that will be available.