Seton Hall guard and New Jersey native Myles Powell interviewed the New York Knicks over Zoom, according to Adam Zagoria. He has interviewed 10-12 teams as he hopes to be selected in the next NBA Draft.
The Knicks have two choices for the first round, one in the lottery and the other at the end of the first round, depending on where the Clippers end up this season. They also have the first choice of Charlotte’s second round.
Powell is a marginal NBA prospect who hopes to be selected in the second round. It is impossible to predict how players will go up and down in this year’s draft due to the uncertainty created by a shortened scouting season and the teams’ inability to hold formal trainings as they would have done under normal conditions.
Powell scored an average of 21 points per game during his senior season in the Big East, where he was named the player of the year 2020. He makes a lot of three-point shots, averaging 9.2 attempts last season but has seen his efficiency drop from 36.3% in his junior year to 30.6% in his senior campaign.
To get a better idea of his game, I spoke to The Stepien’s expert designer Spencer Pearlman.
“I’m not a huge fan, actually,” Pearlman told me. “He is a defender of a position that is not a great athlete, not a good defender, not a good finisher, he needs to work on the selection of the shots and he is not a good passerby (although he has made improvements in the last year and has made some quicker decisions when the defense came to him.) The downside is a better shooter than the numbers indicate, he can shoot from a very deep distance with a quick trigger, he has movement and self-creation skills and it can overheat very quickly. “