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2019-20 Westchester Knicks Season Recap: Lamar Peters

Lamar Peters had an impressive rookie season where he was in the call-up discussion and put his name in the franchise’s record book.

College Park Skyhawks v Westchester Knicks Photo by Carmen Mandato/NBAE via Getty Images

After three years at Mississippi State, Lamar Peters went undrafted then signed with the New York Knicks. He competed with the team in Summer League and joined Westchester as an affiliate player.

Peters started off the season by scoring in double digits in 12 of his first 13 games of the season, while recording his first double-double (20 points and 11 assists) in his second game. He finished the season with three double-doubles against the Maine Red Claws, Greensboro Swarm, and Wisconsin Herd.

Peters showed he could be a pest on the defensive end and had a nice step-back jumper. He showed he could be the main facilitator on the team and had an efficient perimeter shot. The rookie guard had eight games of 10 or more assists and 10 game of five or more threes made. Peters had a strong season and was in consideration for an NBA call-up this season. He should be a candidate for an NBA roster spot; whether that be part of a 15-man roster or as a two-way player.

Lamar Peters put up some impressive stats in his rookie season. His 10 perimeter shots made and 19 assists were franchise records. His 116 three-point shots made were the most outside shots made in a single season. Peters’ 230 assists are fourth most in a season and fifth most in the franchise.

Notable 2019-20 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

17.7 PPG, 7.2 APG, 1.3 SPG, 40.4 3PT% in 32 games

Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

Jan. 4 vs Windy City Bulls: 31 points and 10 three-pointers made (franchise high)
Dec. 14 vs Greensboro Swarm: 8 rebounds
Feb. 26 vs Greensboro Swarm: 19 assists (franchise high) and 4 steals

External links

Lamar Peters: Former Mississippi State Bulldog’s Journey To NBA Leads Him To New York
Westchester Knicks That Could Earn NBA Call-Up
Recapping Westchester Knicks Week Seven: Knicks Finish Showcase 2-0, Lamar Peters Named To All NBA G League Winter Showcase Team, Split Back-To-Back At Home
Recapping Westchester Knicks Week Eight: Knicks Split Games Against Skyhawks, End Week On Two-Game Winning Streak, Two Knicks Put Up Franchise Record Stats
Twitter thread

Video Links

Lamar Peters Sets Knicks Franchise Record with 10 Three-Pointers (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Lamar Peters (20 points) Highlights vs. Greensboro Swarm (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Lamar Peters (31 points) Highlights vs. Windy City Bulls (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Lamar Peters Sinks Six Threes in Knicks Win (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Lamar Peters Puts Up 28 Points Against Oklahoma City (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Lamar Peters Ties Westchester Record with 14 Dimes in the Knicks Win (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Lamar Peters (19 points) Highlights vs. Greensboro Swarm (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Lamar Peters (29 points) Highlights vs. Lakeland Magic (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Lamar Peters Breaks the Knicks Single Game Assists Record (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Lamar Peters NBA G League Highlights: January 2020 (via NBA G League/YouTube)