Knicks sign Nuni Omot |

NEW YORK, September 23, 2022 –The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed the forward Nuni Omot to a contract. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Omot, 6-9, 200 pounds, played for Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico) last season, averaging 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.1 minutes in 27 games. He is also representing South Sudan in the Basketball World Cup Africa qualifiers, averaging 14.0 points, seventh best in qualifiers, as well as 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.6 minutes in nine games. . South Sudan ranks second in the FIBA ​​rankings among the remaining African teams, leaving them one win away from securing a spot in the 2023 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup.

The MN native St Paul played two seasons at Baylor University (2016-18), recording 7.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.4 minutes in 59 games (19 starts). Prior to transferring to Baylor, Omot spent a season at Indiana Hills Community College (2015-16), where he averaged 12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds en route to NJCAA All-America and First Team honors. All-Region.

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