Thursday, June 22, 2017

@NYKnics Frank Ntilikina 18 yrs European players drafted at #8


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Ntilikina in September 2016
No. 22 – SIG Strasbourg
PositionPoint guard
LeagueFrench Pro A League
Personal information
Born28 July 1998 (age 18)
Ixelles, Belgium
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–presentSIG Strasbourg
Career highlights and awards

NY Knicks draft pick 18 yrs old 
Ntilikina was born in Ixelles, Belgium on July 28, 1998 to Rwandan parents.[3] At age three, he moved to Strasbourg, France.[4] He began his club career at the age of five, playing for St-Joseph Strasbourg, before making the move to Strasbourg IG's youth academy when he was 15.[5]
Professional career[edit]
Ntilikina was invited to participate in the Jordan Brand Classic International Game in April 2014,[6] tallying six points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench, and helped SIG to a French Youth League Championship title in the 2014–15 season.[7]
In December 2015, Ntilikina signed a professional contract with SIG Strasbourg until June 30, 2019.[8] He had made his debut at the professional level even before the deal, seeing 15 minutes of action on April 4, 2015, in a French LNB Pro A 2014–15 season