New York Knicks: 3 Players To Watch for the Sweet 16 in the West Region

Harrison Ingram, North Carolina, Knicks, 2024 NBA Draft
Mar 23, 2024; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Ingram (55) and guard Elliot Cadeau (2) against Michigan State Spartans at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

As the New York Knicks prepare for their playoff push in March, here are three prospects to watch in the Sweet 16 in the West Region for the upcoming NBA Draft.

With March Madness well underway, the New York Knicks will be keeping a close eye on the tournament. As of now, they have four picks, which means the Knicks could be an active team on draft night. Currently, the Knicks have two picks in the first round and two in the second round, as they will have a lot of scouting to do over the next few months.

As we head into the Sweet 16, here are three players for the Knicks to keep an eye on in the West Region ahead of the 2024 NBA Draft.

Harrison Ingram, UNC

One player for the Knicks to keep an eye on from UNC is forward Harrison Ingram. Ingram is a big body as a forward at 6’7”, 235 pounds. This season at North Carolina, Ingram averaged 12.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

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So far in the NCAA Tournament, Ingram has played well, as he recently totaled 17 points and seven rebounds against Michigan State. As of now, it appears like Ingram is going to be a second-round caliber player.

Keshad Johnson, Arizona

Another forward for the Knicks to keep an eye on is Keshad Johnson from Arizona. Like Ingram, Johnson is also a 6’7” forward and is capable of playing both inside the arc and beyond it. So far in the NCAA tournament, Johnson has scored 13 points in each game, which is slightly above his regular season average.

Currently, Johnson also appears to be a player that the Knicks could target in the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft.

PJ Hall, Clemson

The final prospect to keep an eye on for the Knicks is center PJ Hall from Clemson. Clemson might have been a bit of a surprise in the tournament, as they were underdogs in both games despite being a six-seed.

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For the Knicks, a center might be a need in the draft depending on what the future holds for Mitchell Robinson and free agent to be, Isaiah Hartenstein. With a few good prospects in the draft, the Knicks will have some choices, including Hall.

So far, Hall has had a little bit of a tough NCAA Tournament, as foul trouble has limited his time on the court. However, this is a player who averaged just over 18 points per game in the regular season. If Hall can stay out of foul trouble, we could see his stock rise a bit in the West Region.

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