RJ Barrett had a tremendous NBA debut on Wednesday night in the Knicks' loss to the Spurs in San Antonio, powering his way to the basket over and over as he finished with 21 points.
Barrett went 9-for-13 from the field as he racked up those 21 points, adding five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 37 minutes.
What Barrett accomplished Wednesday night didn't immediately jump off the page, but it put him in some incredible company.
By scoring 21 points in his NBA debut at the age of 19 years and 131 days old, Barrett -- per the league -- became the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 21 or more points in his debut. The youngest? LeBron James, who accomplished the feat in 2003 scored 25 points when he was 18 years and 303 days old.
"Felt great, first NBA game. Just to even play in the game felt great," Barrett said after the game. "Not happy that we lost, but it's just one out of 82. Once we got on the court, it was way different than preseason. It's gonna be another jump, another boost. It was great."
Head coach David Fizdale, who had Barrett in the starting five along with Allonzo Trier, Marcus Morris, Bobby Portis, and Julius Randle, with Fizdale saying before the game that Barrett forced his way into the lineup.
"He was fantastic, I thought," Fizdale said after the game. "He really competed. He only had really one bad breakdown where he helped off the corner and gave up a three. But overall, he was playing both ends of the floor at a high level. When the popcorn is poppin', that kid is ready."
Scope out highlights from Barrett's debut below...