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The Knicks have signed UNC forward Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract

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The former Tar Heel takes the final two-way contract.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Isaiah Hicks, the former University of North Carolina forward, has been signed by the New York Knicks to a two-way contract, per Shams Charania from The Vertical. Hicks will occupy the second of the two allotted two-way contract, the first of which was used on Luke Kornet.

Hicks averaged 8 points and 3 rebounds over 14 minutes per game with the Clippers during the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League. Hicks was invited to Charlotte Hornets training camp, but did not make their roster.

The former McDonald’s All-American played four years for UNC. During his senior season In Carolina—during which the Tar Heels would go on to win the National Championship— Hicks averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds over about 23 minutes per game.

The Knicks have a surplus of centers (to say the least) but are relatively thin in terms of true power forwards. At 6’9” with a 7-foot wingspan, Hicks has the strength to play the 4 while still being athletic enough to defend the perimeter. That sounds like someone the Knicks can work with.