NEW YORK, September 23, 2022 –The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Nuni Omot to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Omot, 6-9, 200-pounds, played for Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico) last season, averaging 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 20.1 minutes in 27 games. He is also representing the South Sudan in the Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers, averaging 14.0 points, seventh best in the qualifiers, to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists over 26.6 minutes in nine games. The South Sudan sit second in the FIBA rankings among the remaining African teams leaving them one win away from securing a place in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The St Paul, MN-native, played two seasons at Baylor University (2016-18), recording 7.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 18.4 minutes in 59 games (19 starts). Prior to transferring to Baylor, Omot spent one season at Indiana Hills Community College (2015-16) where he averaged 12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds en route to NJCAA honorable mention All-America and first-team All-Region honors.