Barrett says Knicks only team he's meeting with

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Former Duke star and top NBA draft prospectRJ Barretthas made it clear he wants to play for the New York Knicks.

"I won't be meeting with any other teams," Barrett told reporters after working out with the Knicks on Monday. "This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me."

Barrett is the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100 and projected in ESPN's Jonathan Givony's latest mock draftto be drafted by the Knicks, who have the No. 3 pick. He wrapped up his visit with the team Tuesday.

However, it's still uncertain if the Knicks will end up keeping the pick, as theyare among the teams inquiring with the New Orleans Pelicans about a trade for Anthony Davis, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Barrett, who turns 19 on Friday, broke Duke and ACC freshman scoring records while in college, averaging 22.6 points per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

The 6-foot-7 forward was the presumptive No. 1 pick going into his freshman season at Duke but was quickly overshadowed by the rise of teammate and fellow freshmanZion Williamson.

Williamson is projected to go first in the draft to the Pelicans, followed byJa Morant, who's projected to go No. 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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