Knicks pick at No. 8: Frank Ntilikina, French guard

Frank Ntilikina draft highlights (0:48)

French guard Frank Ntilikina is quick with the ball, can defend multiple positions and has leadership qualities. (0:48)

The New York Knicks selected French guard Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 11: "Ntilikina has great size, length and poise for his position. He has a nice feel for the game and leadership qualities." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 13: "Playing limited minutes in the French Pro A league, Ntilikina hasn't performed particularly well this season. He projects this high largely because of how his performance is regressed to the mean, as well as his youth." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Pure, pass-first point guard

  • Quick with the ball

  • Can change speeds

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Needs to improve his jump shot

  • Can be too unselfish

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 13.9 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 19.1 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 7.9 percent

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