Ryan Arcidiacono is returning to New York City.
The Knicks announced the signing of the 6-foot-3 Villanova product on Saturday afternoon. While the official terms of the contract were not disclosed, it’s a one-year deal, per sources.
Arcidiacono spent a big chunk of the 2021-22 season with the Knicks. He had a series of 10-day deals, before getting a contract with New York to last through the end of the season in February. He appeared in 10 games for the Knicks as a reserve, averaging 1.6 points over 7.6 minutes of action.
Throughout his NBA career, which includes five seasons between Chicago and New York, Arcidiacono has played in 217 total games, with 36 starts, posting career averages of 4.6 points and 2.1 assists over 17.1 minutes per game.
The move also allows him to reunite with former college teammate Jalen Brunson, who was one of the bigger NBA free agency signings over the summer. Brunson took a four-year, $104 million deal to come to the Knicks, after starting his NBA career off with the Dallas Mavericks.
Arcidiacono and Brunson only overlapped at Villanova for one season, but it was a big one, as they captured the 2016 National Championship together.
Arcidiacono enjoyed a decorated career on the Main Line as a four-year captain, helping the ‘Cats to 117 victories throughout his career, including three Big East regular season titles, one Big East Tournament championship, a national title, and was named Co-Big East Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. He was also named the 2016 Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
He tallied 1,604 points and 535 assists throughout his career. Villanova retired his No. 15 jersey back in February 2020.