The Knicks have announced they agreed to terms with G Xavier Rathan-Mayes. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-4, 208-pound guard played three seasons at Florida State where he averaged 12.4 points in 100 games. He is ranked fourth in school history with 451 career assists while earning 2016-2017 All-ACC Defensive team honors.
Rathan-Mayes was invited to the Knicks' summer league in Orlando this summer. He averaged six points, 3.5 assists and 17.8 minutes in four games played.
As a junior last season, the 23-year-old averaged career highs in points (14.9) and rebounds (3.5) while shooting 41.6 percent from the field.
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Xavier Rathan-Mayes will always be known as the guy who scored 30 points in under five minutes to finish a game in 2015 for Florida State against Miami. Rathan-Mayes will likely spent the entire season with the Westchester Knicks unless the Knicks backcourt suffers multiple injuries. The Knicks already have seven guards right now and there's no way Rathan-Mayes beats out any of the guys on the roster in camp.
He's a good passer and can score at an average pace, but the only chance he ever suits up in a New York Knicks uniform this season is if there are at least two or three guards on the roster that go down. It's not a bad backup plan for the Knicks to give him a try, but he won't be a factor for a while if they do keep him.