- HotStoveNewYork.com writes:
The six players invited to the pre-draft workouts [for the Knicks] in Westchester include : Cornell 7-foot center Jeff Foote, Oklahoma forward Keith “Tiny” Gallon, Tennessee guard J.P. Prince, Western Kentucky guard A.J. Slaughter, Alabama guard Mikhail Torrance, and Tulsa guard Ben Uzoh.
The three players worth mentioning:
Jeff Foote: 12.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks in 34 games in his senior season. He transferred from St. Bonaventure where he made the team as an academic walk-on. Foote increased his scoring and rebounding in each of the past three seasons. He has great size at 7′0″ and 265 pounds. His presence in the middle altering shots, setting picks and high FG% helped lead the Big Red to finish 29-5. Before losing to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 he registered 28 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks vs Temple and Wisconsin. Foote has won the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year the past two seasons. He has a 7″4″ wingspan and a high basketball IQ. He might not be the quickest of foot but he puts himself in great position on both sides of the court.
- The Knicks' official Twitter feed asks Cornell's Jon Jaques for his opinion of Foote's game. Jaques responds, "Foote is the tallest and most skilled big in this draft class. For a legit 7 f[oo]ter to be able to pass and run the floor like he can, he'd be a steal in the mid-late 2nd rd. Knicks could certainly use him considering their lack of depth in the frontcourt."
- TheKnicksBlog.com, an unofficial fan site, writes:
Don’t let the Ivy league school fool you. They played hard in a pro-style system. Foote may lack the athleticism to compete every night at the NBA level, and we should know more after his workout today. Clearly, the last game in the tournament versus Kentucky, to me, Foote was way over matched. If I’m the Knicks I would look elsewhere.