Myles Powell signing with Knicks after NBA Draft


Myles Powell may have gone undrafted, but the All-American from Seton Hall will be getting a shot in the league anyway — with the hometown team.

The Knicks will be giving the 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Trenton an invite to training camp, sources confirmed to The Post’s Marc Berman. Powell is represented by CAA, the agency that used to be run by current Knicks president Leon Rose. Powell had been training with another CAA client Obi Toppin, the Knicks’ first-round pick out of Dayton.

Powell, 23, was a huge star at Seton Hall, going from an underrated, out-of-shape recruit to winning the Jerry West Award (top shooting guard) and Big East Player of the Year his senior year. He would’ve been a part of four straight NCAA Tournaments had COVID-19 not canceled the tournament this past March. This past season, he averaged 21.0 points and 3.4 assists while playing through an assortment of injuries.

Myles Powell
Myles PowellAP

The Knicks were one of several teams to meet with him virtually during the draft process.

“He’s a big strong guard that is ultra-competitive and can score,” ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said this week over Zoom prior to the draft. “I wouldn’t call him a great shooter, but he’s a bucket-getter. And so I don’t put it past him of not only getting drafted but being in the league for a long time because that’s the kind of competitor he’s always been.”


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