Undrafted free agent Vanderbilt forward/center Luke Kornet has agreed to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN.
NBA rosters are expanding from 15 to 17 players this season under the new collective bargaining agreement. The 16th and 17th roster spots will be two-way contracts. Those players will go back and forth from the NBA to the G League, formerly the NBA Development League.
Kornet, a 7-footer, averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as a senior. He shot 47.2 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Kornet, a Lexington native whose family moved when he was 4, has ties to the city that span several generations.
His grandfather, Milton Kornet, was an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at UK from 1963 until retiring in 1999.
His father, Frank Kornet, was a standout player for Lexington Catholic. He played for Vanderbilt in the late 1980s.