Kevin Knox is an intriguing young wing prospect with great size who can score in a variety of ways thanks to his fluidity in the open floor and his ability to make jump shots in multiple actions. Early bloomer who was a member of the USA Basketball team that won a gold medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and one five 2018 early entry candidates to average double figures for USA Basketball at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship. A consensus top-10 player in the high school class of 2017, Knox had a fine freshman season at Kentucky providing some of the top individual scoring performances of the season for John Calipari’s Wildcats. Averaged 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Had a somewhat streaky year shooting the ball, but earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors while helping the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance.
- Measured 6’9 in shoes with a 6’11.75 wingspan and 213-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has very good size for a wing to go along with impressive leaping ability and a nice first step.
- Played a key role for the Wildcats offensively as their first option and most valuable perimeter shooter. Added a dimension to the team’s offense when his shot was falling. Did much of his damage as a spot up shooter, but also made jumpers out of a variety of designed actions on the move. Contributed some very timely plays in transition showing a knack for making things happen running the wings.
- Showed the ability to hold his own defensively in spurts. Allowed only 0.621 points per Isolation possession[76th percentile] possessing a nice combination of size and footspeed, but has room to get stronger and be a more physical defender. Has the tools to become a more impactful rebounder and polished help-side defender as his game matures.