Welcome to the Big Apple, Luke Kornet.
The former Vanderbilt star signed a two-way contract with the New York Knicks on Monday after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft.
July 3, 2017 – New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed undrafted rookie Luke Kornet to a Two-Way contract. pic.twitter.com/f0Cynvf4GS
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 3, 2017
The 7-foot-1 Kornet, who plays at both forward and center, averaged 13.2 points and 2.0 blocks per game in his senior season for the Commodores. An outside threat, he is the NCAA all-time leader in three pointers made for a person 7 feet or taller. He appeared in 128 total games during his four seasons at Vanderbilt, averaging 24.1 minutes per game during that time.
Two-way contracts allow teams to assign a player to their G-League team with the option of calling him up to the NBA club. Each team is allowed to have up to two such players on its roster at one time.