NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Cleanthony Early is returning to the court more than two months after being shot in the leg.

The Knicks announced Monday that the forward has been assigned to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League.

Early was shot after leaving a Queens strip club on Dec. 30. Moments after he left the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club in Maspeth, as many as three vehicles boxed in the Uber cab he was in and a group of masked, armed men jumped out and confronted Early, robbing him of his gold chains and gold caps on his teeth, police said.

Early, 24, was then shot in the leg. He got back into the Uber car with the driver, and they went around the corner, where they started knocking on doors for help.

He was treated at Elmhurst Hospital and released later that morning.

No arrests have been made.

Early, a Bronx native who starred in college at Wichita State, was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft. He has struggled to make an impact in the NBA, as he’s been shuttled back and forth between the NBA Knicks and Westchester. Early has played in 10 games this season for the Knicks, averaging 0.7 points per game.

Westchester’s next game is Wednesday at the Canton Charge.

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