Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina headed to the Bronx and met with players before Sunday night's Yankees-Red Sox matchup.
The 19-year-old spent some of the pregame hanging out on the field and chatted with players during batting practice.
"I've watched a lot of baseball since I am here. They don't play that much baseball in France, but since I started watching it, I've liked it from the beginning and I am really excited," he told reporters. "I want to watch at least one game before starting the season and now I'm enjoying this.
"It's a lot of fun watching. I tried to hit some balls, but I am really bad at it. So I am excited to watch the game, meet some players and obviously see a big matchup."
Ntilikina drafted eighth overall in June's draft, has been working out with Knicks teammates, including Carmelo Anthony, who had requested a trade from the team this offseason.
"It will be an adjustment from the [league] I played. The NBA is different," Ntilikina said. "The NBA is the best in the world and 82 games is a long season. So as a rookie, I have to do the work, trust the work and be confident about it. I just have to be prepared."