Another day and another move for former Ohio Bobcat forward Maurice Ndour.
The man with five, yes FIVE, airplane emojis in his twitter bio can add another as the New York Knicks have signed Ndour to a two-year deal guaranteed according to David Pick, a European basketball reporter.
Thanks @realmadridbasket for the opportunity and to the fans for all the support, it was a pleasure playing for you guys. God has blessed me with a new opportunity and I will be taking my talents to the @nyknicks. I am very grateful and excited to put on the blue and orange #2 jersey. A new chapter is about to be written.Knicks fans, here I come. #knickerbocker #knicksbasketball #newchapter #backagain #waitineverleft #thelastmanstanding
After dominating the frontcourt at Ohio, Ndour spent the 2014-2015 summer league season on the Knicks, where he impressed multiple teams around the league.
The Mavericks picked him up on a multi-year deal, but ultimately waived the forward, sending him overseas where he played for Real Madrid who competes in Liga ACB.
Ndour has also drawn much attention in his international play for his home country of Senegal.
VIDEO: Ndour's defensive masterclass v Canada (16 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks): Maurice Ndour's heroic defe... https://t.co/3huwZMKzDc— Olympics RightNow (@olympics_srn) July 6, 2016
The Knicks are now rounding out their front-court which already features Kristaps Porzingis, Mason Plumlee, and also recently-signed Joakim Noah.
Behind these big names, expect to see Ndour embrace a low-minute role but don’t be surprised to see him step up big against tough competition. Ndour dropped 23 points in a summer league game against the 76ers, a game in which he went up against Jahlil Okafor.