We've got a very special edition of "Wassup in Westchester" today, because Cleanthony Early is back, y'all! The second-year shooting guard took the court Friday night for the first time since being shot in the knee during a Dec. 30 robbery.
Coach Mike Miller inserted him into the starting lineup, and he scored 7 points on 3-8 shooting to go along with 1 rebound and 2 assists in 14 minutes of playing time as the W-Knicks defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, 106-99.
Cleanthony Early (duh)
Here's what Early had to say after the game:
And here's coach Mike Miller:
Coach on Cleanthony: "It was a successful night for him. He played with a lot of energy, showed his athleticism, and got back in the flow."— Westchester Knicks (@wcknicks) March 12, 2016
Indeed, Cle looked as athletic and bouncy as ever he did. What an astonishing comeback for the young man. His Knicks teammates on the West Coast took notice:
Hopefully this is the start of something great for Cleanthony Early. He's worked his ass off to get back on the court.