The Knicks will host a private workout for Miami guard Lonnie Walker on Wednesday, reports SNY contributor Adam Zagoria.
Walker was named to the ACC All-Freshman team after averaging 11.5 points, 1.9 assists, and shot 41.5 percent from the field last season.
The Knicks like the potential the 19-year-old has based off his athleticism. His assistant coach at Miami, Chris Caputo, said Walker's skills on and off the court make him worth of a top 10 pick.
"Lonnie has good size and great length for a two guard at the NBA level," Caputo told Zagoria. "His combination of elite athleticism, youth, and shooting ability gives him a chance to be a great player in any organization who chooses him. He has been a role model in his community for many years and will be a fan favorite because of his engaging personality."
Walker is expected to be available for the Knicks at No. 9, as ESPN's latest mock draft has him going No. 13 overall to the Clippers.
If the Knicks decide to take Walker, it would be the second year in a row the team went with a young point guard, as Frank Ntilikina was also 19 when they selected him last season.