Tyrius Walker probably hadn’t seen the bench in a long time before the NBA summer league began. After the first few games of the Knicks’ schedule in Las Vegas, that’s where the SIAC Player of the Year spent most of his time.
The Knicks finally gave Walker a starting nod on Friday and he did not disappoint. The Morehouse man played 26 minutes and scored 16 points on 5-11 shooting from the field. What may have been more impressive was Walker’s defense. He picked up five steals including a dazzling mid-air interception.
And finished with this great play pic.twitter.com/e2tGcHFmUg
— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) July 13, 2018
The Knicks defeated the Pelicans, by the way, 102-83, not that anyone remembers summer league records. No matter the score, Morehouse fans across the world were happy to see Walker maximize his extended playing time.
Fellow Morehouse Man Tyrius Walker already proving to be a better PG than Alonzo Trier 😎 https://t.co/goR8yAQxV8
— Ian Chisolm (@IanChisolm) July 13, 2018
Members of the media and other Knicks fans were pleasantly surprised by Walker’s performance. Some fans suggested he be invited to the New York G-League team.
Daniel Ochefu with 22 Pts & 8 Rbds in 26 Minutes. Tyrius Walker with 16 Points, 5 Rebounds, 6 assists & 5 Steals (😳) in 26 Minutes. Both with GREAT %s. I REALLY hope they sign with the @wcknicks! #Knicks #NBASummerLeague pic.twitter.com/8iNQsPAGuf
— magnumt (@magnumt6) July 13, 2018
Don’t know what’s next for Morehouse’s Tyrius Walker, but the Division II standout took advantage of his opportunity today. He had 16 points (2-for-3 3-pt) 5 steals, 6 assists, 5 rebounds in a 19-point NYK win. Damyean Dotson added 15 pts (3-for-4 3-pt), 6 rebounds, 5 assists.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 13, 2018
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