The Knicks have spent a long time gathering information on Isaac Okoro.
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl told SNY in a telephone interview that “they were very curious”.
“They talked to strength coaches, coaches, assistant coaches – they did their homework. And they liked Isaac from the jump,” he said.
Okoro, a 6-6 forward, is seen as one of the best defenders in the draft. With the Knicks needing defenders, could Okoro and the Knicks be a game on draft night?
Pearl doesn’t expect Okoro to be available at 8 New York. In this case, Pearl’s prediction doesn’t look like a coach is simply pumping up her player. It is reasonable to think that Okoro will be placed in the top seven.