CPP Top 100: #18 Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox

Kentucky

F 6’9 215

Freshman

2016-2017 Stats: N/A

Why They Are Here

Kevin Knox may be the most underrated player in this entire class which is scary considering how highly he’s rated. A lot of this has to do with the fact that he is very young for this class as he just turned 18 in August. He’s a composite top 10 prospect. He’s a McDonald’s All-American and was named Mr. Florida basketball after averaging 28.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game his senior year. A 3x First Team All-State selection, he averaged 30 point per game as a junior. Knox is expected to be one of the new breakout stars for a very young, but talented Kentucky team.

Role on This Year’s Team

At this point, no one knows what Kentucky is gonna look like with this year having more new faces than usual as surprising as that sounds. Kentucky is looking at a 10 man rotation and 8 of those guys are gonna from this incoming 2017 class. Knox is very versatile at both sides of the floor. He can guard multiple positions, score in a multitude of ways, and get rebounds if needed. I would slot him in as the starting 3 but you could see him playing the 4 if needed. What really goes unnoticed about his game is his playmaking ability. He’s a very accurate passer and sees the floor very well. Senior year he improved shooting the basketball both from distance and off the dribble. Knox could turn into the Wildcats go to scoring option come March.

College Season/NBA Prospects

With his combination of youth, length, and athleticism, Kevin Knox is a lottery pick for sure and depending on the type of season could see himself cracking the Top 3. However, Kentucky is deep and loaded so minutes could be an issue but as long as he is efficient when he’s on the floor Knox shouldn’t have any problems.