Richmond Times-Dispatch

Knight latches on with Hawks

Former W& M star went unselected in Wednesday’s draft

- BY JOHN O’CONNOR joconnor@timesdispa­tch.com (804) 649-6233 Twitter: @ RTDjohnoco­nnor

William& Mary graduate Nathan Knight was not selected in Wednesday night’s two-round NBA draft. He didn’t have to wait long to receive an opportunit­y from anNBA team.

The 6-foot-10 Knight on Thursday agreed to a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Players on two-way contracts typically spend the majority of the season in the G League and commonly are called up to NBA rosters for stretches depending on injuries and other factors.

Atlanta’s G League affiliate is the College Park Skyhawks, who are based in suburban Atlanta and play at the 3,500seat Gateway Center.

Knight, who’s from Syracuse, N.Y., averaged 20.7 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior last season while hitting 29 of 95 3-point attempts (30.5%). He was named national mid-major player of the year after being recognized by the CAA as player of the year and defensive player of the year, and he left W&Mwith a degree in business analytics.

A four-year starter, Knight scored 2,141 points, second most in program history.

 ?? DANIEL SANGJIBMIN/ TIMES-DISPATCH ?? William& Mary’s Nathan Knightwas named national mid-major player of the year following his senior season.
DANIEL SANGJIBMIN/ TIMES-DISPATCH William& Mary’s Nathan Knightwas named national mid-major player of the year following his senior season.

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