The Knicks have signed guard Lamar Peters to a non-guaranteed training camp contract, as confirmed by SNY's Ian Begley.
Peters was undrafted out of Mississippi State, but played three seasons for the Bulldogs, where he averaged 11.9 points per game as a junior before opting to forgo his senior year and enter the NBA Draft.
Peters made an immediate impact in his first season at Mississippi State, starting in 14 games and earning SEC All-Freshman team honors. He played at Madison Square Garden as a sophomore in 2018, when the Bulldogs advanced to the NIT semifinals to play Penn State.
As a junior, his 58 steals were most on the team, as were his 5.2 assists per game. He also had a collegiate career-high 28 points against Clemson, draining eight threes in an 82-71 win at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Listed at 6 feet tall, Peters will look to provide depth to what's become a crowded Knicks backcourt. At the very least, he'll be competing for minutes with Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina at point guard.
With Peters signed, the Knicks have 19 players under contract (this includes New York's deal with Kris Wilkes, which hasn't been announced yet). Teams can have up to 20 players under contract entering training camp. The Athletic first reported Peters' agreement with New York.