NEW YORK – August 9, 2021 – The New York Knicks announced Sunday that the team has signed forward Jericho Sims to a Two-Way Contract.
Sims, 6-10, 245-pounds, was originally selected by New York in the second round (58th overall) in the 2021 NBA Draft. He finished a four-year career at the University of Texas with averages of 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes in 119 games (77 starts).
In his final season in Austin, the Minneapolis, MN earned All-Big 12 honors, after recording 9.2 points on a career-high 69.6-percent shooting, to go along with a team-leading 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 27 games (26 starts). His field goal percentage was good for second in school history for a single season (min. 200 points scored).
In the postseason, he was named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team after helping lead Texas to their first Big 12 tournament title since 1995. He averaged 15.5 points (76.5-percent shooting), 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks during the tournament.
Beginning in the 2017 offseason, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under “Two-Way Contracts.” NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA affiliate. Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players in their fourth NBA season or earlier can sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for one or two season durations.
Sims becomes the 11th player in Westchester history to sign a Two-Way contract. Previous signees include Luke Kornet, Isaiah Hicks, Allonzo Trier, Ivan Rabb, Kadeem Allen, Kenny Wooten, Theo Pinson, Jared Harper, Justin Patton (Houston) and Louis King (Sacramento).