5 Things To Know: Chasson Randle is Back in New York

By Joe Archino | February 27, 2017

The start of every week brings something new to look forward to in the world of Westchester Knicks basketball. Here are five things to know about your #DubKnicks for the week of February 27, 2017.

  1. Back In Orange & Blue: The New York Knicks signed former Westchester Knicks guard Chasson Randle today upon his release from the Philadelphia 76ers. Though he didn’t suit up for the W-Knicks in between the two NBA teams, Westchester held his NBA Development League rights, technically making his signing the 28th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2016-17 NBA Development League season. Randle appeared in 19 games for the Westchester Knicks before receiving his first Call-Up from the Philadelphia 76ers on January 10, 2017. During those 19 games with Westchester, Randle emerged as one of the top players in the NBA D-League, averaging 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists over 32.1 minutes per game. He was named the NBA D-League Performer of the Week for games played Dec. 12-Dec.18, becoming the only player to receive the honor this season and the second-ever in team history.

  1. Weekend Recap: Westchester was in action on both Saturday and Sunday at the Westchester County Center. The Knicks were handed a tough loss on Saturday to the Greensboro Swarm, but finished the weekend strong with a win over the Erie BayHawks. The Knicks fell to the Swarm 105-94, and in the redeeming victory, defeated Erie 101-91. After the weekend, Westchester moves to 16-21 on the season. The Knicks are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, and are 6.5 games back against the division-leading Maine Red Claws.

  1. Top Performers: The Knicks were led by John Jenkins in its losing effort to the Greensboro Swarm. Jenkins scored 20 points, secured eight rebounds, and recorded two steals. Courtney Fells was equally impressive as he maintained a stat line of 18 points, six rebounds, and three steals. On Sunday, Westchester had five players in double figures. Von Wafer led the pack with 18 points in the win.

  1. Assignee Action: Westchester had three assignees from the New York Knicks for its matchup on Sunday against the Erie Bayhawks. Ron Baker, Maurice Ndour, and Marshall Plumlee all saw action and were pivotal to the victory. Plumlee recorded a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, receiving ADIDAS Player of the Game honors. Ron Baker served as the ultimate playmaker, scoring 16 points, dishing out eight assists, and earning three steals. Maurice Ndour offered some skillful contributions of his own, dropping nine points, and grabbing nine rebounds.

  1. Road Trip: The month of March begins with the team’s second five-game road trip of the season. On Friday, March 3, the Knicks travel to Indiana to take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fort Wayne is in second place in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 20-15. Westchester will then travel to Ohio and face off against former W-Knick Jordon Crawford and the Canton Charge. Canton falls just behind Fort Wayne in the Central Division standings with a record of 20-15. The Knicks will return to the Westchester County Center next on Thursday, March 16 against the Long Island Nets.

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