Personal ... Son of Efrem and Tonya Knight ... chose Kentucky over Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Miami and Syracuse ... led Pine Crest High School to four state title games, winning championships in 2008 and 2009 ... was a McDonald's All- American, Jordan Brand All-American and member of the U.S. Junior National Select team at the high school level ... was selected as the 2009-10 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year as a senior and the 2008-09 Gatorade National Boys Basketball High School Player of the Year as a junior ... ranks second on Florida high school basketball scoring charts with 3,515 career points ... held a 4.3 GPA in high school ... on Twitter as @BrandonKnight07.
2012-13 Season Highlights ... Appeared in 75 games (all starts) and averaged career highs in points (13.3), rebounds (3.3) and assists (4.0) in 31.5 minutes per game ... led the team in scoring 27 times and in assists 21 times ... scored 10+ points 49 times and led the team in 20-point games (20) and 30-point games (three) ... recorded three points/assists doubledoubles ... scored career-high 32 points at WAS on 2/27 and grabbed season-high 7 rebounds three times ... dished out career-high 12 assists vs. ORL on 11/16 and played a career-high 47 minutes at BKN on 12/14 ... also tied career-high 3 steals three times ... became the first Pistons draft pick to record 200 3-pointers in his first two seasons (225) and the first Pistons draft pick to make 100+ 3-pointers in each of his first two seasons ... recorded his 500th career assist at SAS on 3/3 and his 100th career steal at TOR on 4/1 ... averaged 16.0 points in Pistons wins and 11.6 in losses ... enjoyed his best offensive month of the season in December when he averaged 15.0 points ... selected as a member of Team Chuck (Charles Barkley) at the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2013 in Houston and tallied 10 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists ... missed three games with a hyperextended right knee and four games with a left ankle sprain.
Pro Career ... 2011-12: Appeared in all 66 games (60 starts) and averaged 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.7 steals in 32.3 minutes per game ... among NBA league leaders, ranked T21 in 3FGM (105) ... among NBA rookie leaders, ranked second in scoring (12.8 ppg), fourth in assists (3.8 apg), tied for seventh in steals per game (0.7), sixth in field goal percentage (.415), third in 3-point field goal percentage (.380), sixth in free-throw percentage (.759) and first in minutes per game (32.3) ... was the only Piston to have 10 or more assists in a game ... recorded three double-doubles (one points/rebound and two points/assists) ... scored then-career-high 28 points vs. CLE on 4/17 ... grabbed career-high 10 rebounds at CHA on 1/13 and dished out then-career-high 11 assists at SAC on 3/14 ... recorded career-high 3 steals four times ... blocked a career-high 2 shots at CHI on 3/30 ... became the first NBA rookie since Steve Francis (11/29/99) to record 20- plus points, 10-plus assists and no turnovers when he scored 23 points and dished out 10 assists vs. SAC on 2/17 ... led the Pistons in 3-pointers made (105) – the most made by a rookie in Pistons history and the second most by any rookie in 2011-12 behind Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors ... scored 23 points in his second game as a pro vs. CLE on 12/28 – the most by a Piston rookie in one of his first two games since Grant Hill in 1994 ... his 847 points were the second- most by a Pistons rookie since the 1985-86 season ... his 12.8 ppg was the fourth highest average by a Pistons rookie since the 1980-81 season ... his 11 games with 20-plus points were the second-most by a Pistons rookie since the 1993-94 season ... was selected as a member of Team Shaq of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2012 in Orlando and tallied 22 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal ... finished eighth in the 2012 NBA Rookie-of-the-Year balloting ... enjoyed his best offensive month in April when he averaged 13.6 points (.465 FG, .431 3FG, .815 FT), 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.
College ... Named NCAA East Region All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player as Kentucky reached the Final Four for the first time since 1998 ... selected second team All-SEC after setting Kentucky freshman records in scoring (657 points) and 3-point field goals made (87) ... was an All-SEC Freshman Team selection and a fifth team All-America selection by FoxSports.com ... named first team All-SEC by the coaches and second team All-SEC by the media ... 2010-11: Averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 35.9 minutes in 38 games ... had more 20-point games (14) than any Wildcat freshman in school history ... connected on 3+ 3-point field goals in 16-of-38 games ... in NCAA Tournament play, scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 5 assists vs. Connecticut in the championship semifinal ... led the club with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in a victory over North Carolina in the Elite Eight ... hit his second game-winning shot of the NCAA Tournament with a jumper vs. Ohio State at the 5.4-second mark in the Sweet 16 – a 62-60 Wildcats win ... scored a career-high 30 points vs. West Virginia in the third round.
Career Transactions ... Selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (8th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft ... traded by the Pistons to the Bucks along with Khris Middleton and Viacheslav Kravtsov in exchange for Brandon Jennings on 7/31/13.