Knicks Guarantee Contract of Undrafted Rookie Allonzo Trier

 

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Allonzo Trier
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The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block serves as manager of the Bluffton, South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared. A passionate sports fan, Geoff Block counts the New York Knicks as his favorite National Basketball Association team.

The Knicks have only won nine of their first 33 games to start the 2018 season, but there have been a few bright spots on the team. Allonzo Trier, in particular, has surprised many with his impressive play, especially considering he was signed as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Arizona. He was originally signed to a two-way contract, but on December 13, he signed a guaranteed contract with the team. In doing so, he became the league’s first two-way player to earn a guaranteed contract.

Through 27 games, Trier ranks fifth on the Knicks in points per game, with 11.3. He also has 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. However, what stands out most about Trier is his three-point shooting ability: the shooting guard ranks third among all rookies, with a 39.1 percent success rate from beyond the three-point line. Through 78 games in college, he had a three-point shooting percentage of 37.8 to go along with 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

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The Career of Knicks’ Legend Patrick Ewing

 

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Patrick Ewing
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The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block is an experienced financial professional who previously managed Crown Growth Partners. An avid sports fan, Geoff Block enjoys following his favorite NBA team, the New York Knicks.

Although the Knicks haven’t won a championship since the 1972-73 season, the team has since had its share of talented players, including Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Ewing played college basketball at Georgetown University and was made the first overall pick by the Knicks in the 1985 NBA Draft. The 7-foot, 240-lb power forward exerted his dominance immediately as he averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game during the 1985-86 season and was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year.

An 11-time All-Star, Ewing averaged at least 20 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks for the next 12 seasons. In 1998-99, he helped lead the team to the NBA Finals, but New York came up short against the San Antonio Spurs. He was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000 as part of a four-team trade and retired two seasons later. Ewing was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2008 and is the Knicks’ career leader in 20 different statistical categories, including points, rebounds, and blocks.