Former Pine Bush Star Cleanthony Early Returns to the Knicks After Being Shot
Former Pine Bush High School basketball star, and current New York Knick, Cleanthony Early made his return to an NBA court Sunday.
The 2014 2nd Round draft pick played the final nineteen seconds of the first half of Sunday's 88-80 Knicks loss to Sacramento.
Early had been out of commission since December 30 when he was shot in the knee after being robbed outside a Queens nightclub.
Early stared at Pine Bush High School, after moving with his family from The Bronx to Middletown. He later left for Durham, North Carolina to play for Mount Zion Christian Academy, a nationally recognized college preparatory school.
Early returned home to play two years at Sullivan County Community College, where he was a two-time Division III NJCAA Player of the Year. He went on to sign with Wichita State, and helped lead the 2013-14 Shockers to an undefeated 34-0 record going in to the 2014 March Madness Tournament.