Rising Star: Jeremy Lin
by Bryson Fonville…Senior Page High School
Jeremy Lin is a Harvard graduate, that is now currently the starting point guard for the New York Knicks. He is the first player in the NBA to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, but was later invited to play summer league with the Dallas Mavericks. The first team that Lin officially signed with was the Golden State Warriors. But know he is making an impact for the Knicks.
After an impressive game in the D-League the Knicks pulled Lin back up to the professional league. In his first game getting in with the Knicks, against the New Jersey Nets, Lin put up 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists, which were all career highs for Lin. The next game against the Utah Jazz, Lin got his first start in the NBA. He finished that game with 28 points and 8 assists. The game following that, against the Washington Wizards, Jeremy Lin had 23 points and 10 assists, his first double-double. The following game against the Los Angeles Lakers Lin scored 38 points and added 7 assists. In this stretch for the Knicks behind point guard Jeremy Lin, they went on a five game win streak and boosted their record to 13-15.
Jeremy Lin averaged 27 points and 8 assists in his first four starts as a Knick. He is the first player to get at least 20 points and 7 assists in their first four starts in the NBA. Jeremy Lin has become a new sensation in the NBA, and many people look forward to seeing him make many more plays on the court in the future.