Emmanuel Mudiay has no clue where he'll land in next month's draft and isn't sure how things will shake out in the next phase of his basketball career.
But he certainly wouldn't have a problem settling into a New York state of mind and suiting up as a teammate of Carmelo Anthony's if the Knicks end up selecting him with the fourth overall pick in the June 25 draft at Barclays Center.
"I would love to, but I don't know where I'm going to end up," Mudiay said once the lottery results were unveiled at the Hilton in midtown. "He's a superstar in this league and somebody that knows the game in and out, so he would definitely give me some good advice if I was to go there."
Mudiay, a 6-5, 200-pound point guard who's considered the top man at his position in this 2015 class, said he doesn't currently have any scheduled meetings with the Knicks but "I'll get there."
The Knicks have a need at point guard and he could potentially fit in nicely if he's tabbed by team president Phil Jackson to be the franchise's highest selection since the Knicks drafted Kenny "Sky" Walker fifth overall in 1986.
"He's a legend," Mudiay said of Jackson. "So everything that he's going to say or try to give advice on I would listen to it just because he's been there. He has 10-plus championships, so why not learn from someone like that?"
Mudiay, 19, committed to play at SMU under former Knicks coach Larry Brown after he wrapped up his high school career in Dallas. But he said he grew weary of seeing his mother struggle financially and felt the best thing to do was go play overseas before sliding into this year's crop of picks.
So he played for Guangdong of the China Basketball Association and saw action in only 11 games because of an ankle injury, averaging 18 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
An unknown talent to some, he didn't participate in last week's NBA Combine in Chicago, indicating it was a decision he made with his team of people around him. However, he remains confident that he's going to be among the top players chosen.
"Of course everybody's still going to think they're going to be the No. 1 player," Mudiay said. "Now I mean, everyone is trying to see what the teams needed. It's really what the teams need, some teams needs bigs, some need guards. So we'll see what the teams think they need to draft."