Three Aces: Tyler Leads The Way Again

By Ben Horney, Knicks fan since '94

Jeremy Tyler: 20 points (8-for-12 shooting), 3 rebounds, 2 blocks

Think Tyler is ready to compete for a roster spot? His finest game of the Summer League was like a gourmet buffet of all things basketball: he dominated down low, out-hustled on the break and prowled the paint on defense. By the time he spiked Reggie Bullock's layup attempt into the stands like he was an Olympic volleyball player, Knicks fans had already finished drinking the Kool-Aid and were rushing to the store to buy more. The next step is to see how he fares against some real NBA competition.

Terrance Jennings: 14 points (7-for-12 shooting), 9 rebounds (4 offensive), 2 steals, 1 block

Jennings firmly planted himself in the paint, made it his home and paid off the mortgage, all in less than 20 minutes of action. But it was his rebounding that got the hearts of Knicks fans fluttering; Jennings grabbed every rebound that came anywhere near him, on either side of the court. A big man who hunts for rebounds? Give this man a ticket to training camp.

Tony Mitchell: 15 points (6-for-13 shooting), 4 rebounds, 1 block

Mitchell attacked the rim like he had a score to settle; with each dunk, it seemed like he rose an inch higher than the last. And the man defined consistency: seven points and two rebounds in the first half, eight points and two rebounds in the second. Now imagine him throwing it down under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.