Inside The Knicks Summer League Roster: Part II

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By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)

C.J. Leslie (6-9, F, North Carolina State) -- Leslie declared for the 2013 NBA Draft after his junior season at NC State. He averaged 13.7 points, on 49.7 percent shooting, with 7.3 rebounds and 1.37 blocks over 28.9 minutes in 99 games with the Wolfpack. As a junior, he averaged 15.1 points, on 51.9 percent shooting, and 7.4 rebounds and 1.23 blocks over 32.4 a game. Scouts agree that Leslie has the tools of a lottery pick; now he must show that he can translate them into success against NBA-level competition.

A.J. Matthews (7-0, C, Farmingdale State) -- Matthews worked out for the Knicks before the draft, so it's not much of a surprise to see the local product turn up on their Summer League roster. He hails from Division III Farmingdale State, so he's up against the odds in his quest to make it to the NBA. But he did lead the nation in rebounds per game (16.3) and double-doubles (26), while finishing third in blocked shots, at 3.67 per game.

Tony Mitchell  (6-6, F, Alabama via Fort Wayne/NBDL) -- Not the Tony Mitchell that visited the Knicks before the draft; this Tony Mitchell is much more of a wing than the imposing post specimen from North Texas. This Mitchell is currently playing for the Celtics' Orlando Summer League entry and will join the Knicks after that wraps up. Through three games, he's 13.3 points per game on 48.3 shooting from the field.

Toure Murry (6-5, G, Wichita State via Rio Grande/NBDL) -- After four years at Wichita State, Murray played in 52 games for the Rio Grande Valley Viper of the NBA D-League, where he scored nine points a game and shot 36.7 percent from three. He's a guard that can do a little bit of everything -- he can shoot from deep, create for his teammates, and gets to the line at a reasonable rate for a guard.


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