The New York Knicks held no drafts ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft. Despite this, just last night the Knicks signed a two-way contract with his brother Jacob Toppin (Kentucky) and Jaylen Martin (Overtime Elite).
Jacob Toppin moved from Rhode Island to the University of Kentucky prior to the 2020-21 season and spent three years as a Wildcat. Last season, his career-best, Jacob averaged 12 points and nearly seven rebounds per game in just over 31 minutes per game. He shot 46% from the floor, but only 31% from depth, and he needs to put a little more muscle on his 195-pound frame.
Jaylen Martin averaged 14 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game last season for the Overtime Elite. Notably, the 19-year-old forward has achieved double-digit scores eight times. His best game of the year was a 27-point, 14-rebound victory over the Falcons, which helped earn him OTE Player of the Week honors. Additionally, he hit his most three-point shots in a single game, sinking four shots from beyond the arc during his 27-point display.