Inside The Knicks' Summer League Roster: Part I

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By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)

As a strong contingent of the Knicks organization heads west to Las Vegas, it's time to dive into the New York roster to get to know the guys we'll be watching. Some are more familiar, others have signed on with hopes of making names for themselves. All of them have talent and a variety of skills and experience that make them intriguing to NBA teams.

We'll take a look at the roster in three parts leading up to Friday's game at 1 p.m. against the New Orleans Pelicans. For the Knicks' full schedule and roster, go here.

J’Covan Brown  (6-1, G, Texas/Greece) -- Brown is best known to basketball people as the "other guard" next to some recent Texas Longhorn standouts. He played with Myck Kabongo, Cory Joseph and Avery Bradley while in Austin, and hopes to join his former teammates in the League. He's experienced playing off the ball, has long arms for his size, and good feel for the game. He scored 20 points a game as a junior in 2011-12, and shot 37 percent from three over his last two years. Most recently played 6 games in Greece, averaging 9.3 points in 20 minutes.

Justin Brownlee (6-7, F, St. John’s via San Diego/ABA) -- Brownlee played two seasons at St. John's, improving drastically as a sophomore. He'd see over 30 minutes a game as a result, averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while scoring more efficiently across the board. He's played all over since college, amassing 50 games in the NBA D-League, where he has an average of 8.0 points and 4.9 rebounds a game.

Tim Hardaway, Jr. (6-6, G, Michigan) -- You've heard about Hardaway. Just a few short weeks ago, the Knicks made him the 24th overall pick in the draft. They hope he can make an immediate impact, and the start to that will be a strong showing in Vegas. His game would appear ready for the jump; he'll have to adjust to the speed of the NBA, but his jumper and instincts should help him as he finds his way. Expect him to focus on being a leader -- communicating, bringing defensive intensity and making the right play to get his teammates involved.

Terrence Jennings (6-10, F, Louisville via Iowa/NBDL) -- Jennings has an NBA body; his 7-2 wingspan is outstanding for his well-built frame. He played behind NBA player Samardo Samuels for two seasons at Louisville, getting his shot as a junior at big minutes and responding with 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He spent last season in the D-League, struggling to make an impact. 

Jerome Jordan (7-0, C, Tulsa via Los Angeles/NBDL) -- Jordan, you'll remember, played 21 games for the Knicks in 2011-12. Scored 13 points on 60 percent shooting and pulled down 7.7 rebounds a game in 47 D-League games last year. The native Jamaican has traveled quite a bit already in his young basketball career and hopes to show during the next few weeks that he can help a team if given the chance to stick around.


WATCH THE KNICKS SQUARE OFF AGAINST THE PELICANS FRIDAY AT 4 PM ON MSG NETWORKS. FULL MSG SCHEDULE.