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Former Tribe star Nathan Knight makes NBA debut with Hawks

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 10:40:38-05

CHICAGO - Former William & Mary standout Nathan Knight made his NBA debut Wednesday night.

Knight, who signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks in November, checked into Atlanta's game against the Chicago Bulls with 5:04 remaining and had three rebounds.

The forward/center is the reigning National Mid-Major Player of the Year, and his two-way contract means he will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with the Hawks' NBA team.

Last season, Knight won the Lou Henson Award from CollegeInsider.com. He averaged 20.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 2019-20, while leading the country in player efficiency rating (35.0) and ranking second in double-doubles (23). Knight became just the second player in league history to be named both the CAA Player and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. For the second-straight season, he was also selected as one of five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award.