Jarrett Culver is scheduled to work for the Knicks on June 5th, SNY has learned.
Some members of the Knicks front office are high on the 6-6 shooting guard from Texas Tech.
If the Knicks don't select Duke's RJ Barrett with the No. 3 overall pick, it would surprise those evaluators who see this as a three-player draft. But the Knicks have scouted Culver in person and some of their talent evaluators rate him highly.
With Zion Williamson expected to go no. 1 to the Pelicans and Yes Morant expected to get popped at No. 2 by the Grizzlies, Barrett will probably be available to the Knicks at No. 3.
But Culver, one of several potential top-1
The 20-year-old with a huge wingspan averaged 18.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while playing 32.5 minutes per game in 38 games this past season as a sophomore for texas tech.
If the sixth pick in ESPN's mock draft, it would almost certainly be a candidate for New York if the club traded back in the draft.
NBA Draft Combine: "It would be unbelievable, they have a lot of great talent out there. "Culver excelled on defense last year for Texas Tech, which reached the NCAA Championship game. Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry attended one of Culver's NCAA Tournament games in late March, per the New York Post
Something to keep an eye on with Culver? He shot just over 30 percent last season from beyond the arc after shooting roughly 38 percent during his freshman season .