Former Northwestern star John Shurna has signed with the Knicks, Chicago-based agent Mark Bartelstein told the Tribune. The New York Times reported that it’s a one-year, partially guaranteed contract.
Shurna led the Big Ten in scoring last season at 20.0 points per game and shot 44 percent on 3-pointers. He went undrafted and struggled to get his shot off while playing for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA summer league but excelled in some workouts, draining 36 of 40 from 3-point range for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Northwestern has not had an alum make an NBA roster since Evan Eschmeyer played for New Jersey and Dallas from 1999-2003.
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