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Westchester Knicks at the NBA Development League Elite Mini Camp

By Joe Archino | May 8, 2017

Three players from the Westchester Knicks will be in attendance for the NBA Development League’s eighth annual Elite Mini Camp. This camp serves as an opportunity for some of the standout players from this past season to perform in front of NBA team personnel before Summer Leagues and training camps begin. Tip off for the event is slated for May 8 and will span two days at Chicago’s Quest Multisport gym. Westchester’s own Jaylen Bond, John Jenkins, and Nikola Jovanovic are among 40 players who are scheduled to attend.

Jaylen Bond: Bond was one of the most dependable players on Westchester’s roster this season, appearing in 45 games. He maintained an average of 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 18.6 minutes per game. Bond’s signature outing came in the Knicks season finale against the Long Island Nets. In the eventual defeat, he recorded a commanding double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds.

John Jenkins: Jenkins did not join Westchester until February of this season, but once he arrived, he emerged as a true difference maker. Jenkins put up double-digits scoring in 14 of his 16 games with the Knicks. He maintained averages of 20.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists over 40 minutes per game. On March 14, Jenkins managed to make history in a 40-point outing against the Long Island Nets. His 40-point performance tied Doron Lamb for the Knicks all-time single-game point record.

Nikola Jovanovic: Like John Jenkins, Jovanovic was another late addition to the Knicks roster. After being acquired through a trade with the Grand Rapids Drive in March, Jovanovic appeared in 12 games for Westchester. He averaged 8.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists over 30 minutes per game. His best performance with the Knicks came during the team’s final game of the season. In the finale, Jovanovic posted a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Be on the lookout for these top #DubKnicks performers in the eighth annual NBA Development League Elite Mini Camp.

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