It was an eventful 2018-19 season for the Westchester Knicks. In 52 games of action, the players recorded many high quality plays that brought the crowd to their feet and are plays that are worthy for SportsCenter. Here’s a look back at the top plays from the season.
10. Team Hustle
Sekou Wiggs grabs a steal then hustles to prevent the ball from going out of bounds. He throws it back in to Paul Watson who deflects it back to Wiggs. He dishes it to Zak Irvin who scores the basket. Great defensive presence by Wiggs to grab the steal and Watson shows great energy to prevent Lakeland from recovering the ball.
9. Billy Garrett Behind The Back Passes
Billy Garrett made some nifty passes in his second season with the Westchester Knicks. Early in the season, he drew two defenders in the paint then dished a dime to Luke Kornet who drained a three from the top of the key. Later in the season, he went behind the back to Stephen Zimmerman who finished with the layup.
8. Exquisite Dimes From Jameel Warney
In the final two months of the season, Jameel Warney showed his passing ability and finding teammates when double teams were thrown at him. He averaged 4.9 assists in nine games in February, while dishing out 3.1 assists in seven games in March.
Off a missed three, Warney dishes a no look bounce pass to Paul Watson, who drives baseline and finishes with a powerful slam. Before he draws a double team on the block, Warney dishes a cross court pass to Luke Kornet who hits an uncontested three.
7. Two Blocks, One Possession
The Westchester Knicks showed that they were one of the top defenses in the NBA G League during the 2018-19 season. Isaiah Hicks was a top five shot blocker, while Kadeem Allen ranked in the top 15 in steals per game. The Knicks put up a solid defensive sequence early in the season against the Windy City Bulls where Hicks and Allen came up with a block each.
Mychal Mulder drove to the basket, but had his shot swatted away by Hicks. Kaiser Gates grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it back to Thomas Wilder. Wilder attempted a three, but Kadeem Allen closed out well and blocked his shot.
6. Buzzer Beaters
There were several buzzer beaters during the 2018-19 season. With 4.9 seconds left in the first half, Billy Garrett pushed it and found John Jenkins who put up a three-point shot. While Jenkins’ shot didn’t fall, Paul Watson soared it for the putback dunk. Nine days later, Billy Garrett drove to the basket and finished with a layup to give Westchester an eight-point lead at the half.
Off a missed jumper from Sekou Wiggs, Watson tipped it off the glass and beat the buzzer to close out the first quarter against the Austin Spurs at the Winter Showcase. Garrett came up with another buzzer beater (at 0.25) in a February meeting against the Capital City Go-Go. He pushes it and gets his shot off with 0.4 seconds left and drains the triple.
Stay tuned for the top five plays of the 2018-19 season.