New York Knicks officially sign former Duck Kenny Wooten Jr.


It was only a matter of time before the NBA sought after Kenny Wooten. His high-flying bunny hops, empathetic dunks, outrageous blocks, SportsCenter Top 10 plays, and pure athleticism during his two-year run at Oregon made heads turn.

But Wooten would go undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. 

He landed in the NBA G-League with the Westchester Knicks where Wooten was the second-leading shot-blocker in the league (3.4) behind Christ Koumadje (3.8).

On Monday, the New York Knicks waived former California Golden Bear Ivan Rabb and planned to sign Wooten. He was excited.

On Tuesday, his NBA dreams have finally come true:

The Knicks are currently 14th in the Eastern Conference standings with an 11-29 record and allowing 112.8 points per game. They could use some of Wooten's shot-blocking abilities, a two-time Pac-12 all-defensive team standout.

Wooten spent two seasons with the Oregon Ducks from 2017-2019. Both seasons were very similar in terms of points per game (6.4 in 2017, 6.3 in 2018) and rebounds (4.5 in 2017, 4.8 in 2018).

Other former Oregon Ducks currently active on NBA rosters:

Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors)

Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies)

Jordan Bell (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Troy Brown Jr. (Washington Wizards)

Louis King (Detroit Pistons)

Bol Bol (Denver Nuggets)

New York Knicks officially sign former Duck Kenny Wooten Jr. originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest