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AJ Matthews will have the opportunity to prove he belongs when the NBA Summer League begins in a few weeks. He has reached an agreement with the Knicks, he told The Post. “I feel happy about it,” Matthews said. “I love the Knicks. I’m a Knicks fan. It’s a blessing that they are giving me a chance to show what I can do on a big stage.”
Also included in Thursday’s workout is 6-10, 215-pound center A.J. Matthews of Division III school Farmingdale State. He made an impression at a New Jersey draft combine in late May and has earned a few more looks from NBA teams. Paris Gulley, a 6-2 guard who averaged 14.7 points for UW-Milwaukee last season, also will be in the session. He will be joined by Colorado’s Andre Roberson, a 6-7 junior forward, and Santa Clara’s Kevin Foster, a 6-2 senior guard who averaged 19.3 points last season.
The Knicks will hold predraft workouts Wednesday for six players, including A.J. Matthews, 7-footer junior center from Farmingdale College on Long Island. The other invited players are: * Isaiah Canaan, Guard, 6-1, Murray State, Senior
A.J. Matthews, the 7-foot center out of Division III Farmingdale State on Long Island, is fast becoming the underdog story of the NBA Draft. He will be heading up to Westchester to work out for the Knicks next week, according to a league source. Matthews, the Brooklyn product who was not even invited to the Chicago pre-draft camp, impressed at the combine hosted at Nets headquarters in New Jersey last week. According to a source, Matthews has lined up about a half-dozen team workouts as clubs are intrigued by his 7-foot-3 wingspan and gaudy numbers. Matthews averaged 22.4 points, 16.3 rebounds and 3.75 blocks his senior year. The Knicks are in dire need of a rebounder and he has caught the eye of assistant general manager Allan Houston. Though the Knicks don’t have a second-round pick, they are expected to purchase one.