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Nottingham High graduate Nathan Knight signs two-way contract with Atlanta Hawks


Knight went undrafted during Wednesday night’s NBA draft but signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.


Atlanta entered the draft with six post players on its 15-man roster and three that are under contract for next season (Clint Capela, John Collins and Bruno Fernando).


During four years at William & Mary, he transitioned from a freshman contributor into a star, winning the Lou Henson Award as the country’s top mid-major player last season.


He was so focused on both basketball and earning a degree in business analytics that he didn’t return to Syracuse during his four years of college, with his family preferring to visit him in Virginia.


He scored with ease around the rim and displayed a knack for passing out of double teams at the mid-major level and, perhaps most importantly, showed some room to grow into a consistent outside shooter.


This past season was Knight’s first getting a green light to shoot from behind the 3-point arc frequently and he showed some promise, hitting 30.5 percent of his attempts.






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