Through the highs and lows that naturally follow any season, there have been plenty of memorable #DubKnicks moments. With the offseason settling in, we reflect on some of the best individual game performances from each statistical category during the 2016-17 Westchester Knicks season.
Most Individual Points In a Game: John Jenkins did not join Westchester until the season was well underway. He might have been late to the party, but that didn’t stop him from quickly becoming one of the team’s most lethal offensive players. On March 14, Jenkins dropped 40 points against the Long Island Nets. His performance not only set the new individual high for the season, it also tied Doron Lamb for the Knicks’ all-time individual record. Jenkins appeared in 16 games with the Knicks this season, averaging 20.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists during that span. Jenkins put up double-digits scoring in 14 of his performances.
Most Individual Rebounds In a Game: Jaylen Bond used his size to become a major force for the Knicks on the boards throughout the season. On March 24, Bond secured an individual and team high for the season with 16 rebounds against the Reno Bighorns. He also earned a double-double that day, adding 12 points to his stat line. Bond appeared in 45 games for Westchester this season, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.
Most Individual Assists In a Game: Travis Trice II was a staple for Westchester during its second season, which featured the franchise’s first playoff appearance. When he returned to the team for the final 13 games of the 2016-17 campaign, he was nothing short of sensational. On March 24, Trice dished out an individual season-high of 13 assists against the Reno Bighorns. He was one assist shy of tying the Knicks all-time individual record of 14 assists, a record that he set last season against the Canton Charge. Trice also poured in 21 points in this matchup, notching a double-double. In his nine games with the team this season, Trice maintained averages of 21.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists. He put up double-digits scoring in all nine of those contests.
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Most Individual 3PT’s Made In A Game: History was made on December 16, 2016. On that day, Chasson Randle powered his way to 38 points against the Texas Legends. In the road victory, Randle put on a clinic shooting the basketball. He nailed nine of his 11 shots from beyond the arc, which became the Knicks’ all-time individual record after that day.Less than a month following his record-setting performance, Randle became the fourth player in Westchester Knicks history to receive an NBA Call-Up. Through his 20 games with Westchester, Randle averaged 20.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists, putting up double-digit scoring in each performance.
Most Individual Blocked Shots In a Game: It was a block party on a number of occasions for Westchester this season as Keith Wright, Marshall Plumlee, Maurice Ndour, and Damien Inglis all recorded individual games with four blocked shots. In a season in which a number of all-time individual records were either tied or broken, this category remained intact. Jordan Bachynski owns the top spot from his individual performance of eight blocked shots against the Iowa Energy on April 1, 2015.
Most Individual Steals In a Game: A ball-hawk is term used to describe a player that is adept at stealing the ball. In that case, Courtney Fells is the ultimate hawk. Fells walked away with four steals during three separate games this season. He sits atop the list for top individual performances in the steals category, but some of his teammates were right behind him as Keith Wright, Ron Baker, Kevin Capers, and Maurice Ndour all recorded four steals in at least one game. The Knicks owned the tenth-best team average in steals per game during the 2016-17 regular season.