2017 Intro: Kevin Knox II

Kevin Knox II is a quickly rising prospect in 2017. Here's an intro to the forward's game and recruitment.

One of 2017’s most versatile prospects nationally is Kevin Knox II, a 6-foot-8 190-pound hybrid forward out of Tampa (Fla.) Catholic.

The athletic forward can defend either the three or four due to his size, length, athleticism and motor, while he’s a terrific rebounder who gets out in transition, finishes well around the basket and blocks shots.

“I’m able to play multiple positions,” Knox said. “Coaches like me because I can play the four or the wing. I’m able to get a rebound, dribble the ball and go up the court. My overall ability is pretty good and coaches like that.”

There are a couple areas that Knox is working hard to improve at.

“My ball handling and my three-point shot,” he said. “That’s where I struggle the most right now but I’m putting a lot of work in to get that better.”

Memphis, Xavier, Florida State, Miami, and USF have all offered Knox, who also holds interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Georgia.

His father, Kevin Knox, Sr., played football for the Seminoles, which has given that staff a head start in this recruitment.

“FSU is recruiting me the hardest because my dad went there and they want me to go there and follow in his footsteps,” Knox II said. “I really get along with those coaches. My dad went there so that stands out.”

Despite Florida State’s built in advantage, Knox isn’t leaning in any direction as of now.

“Right now I’m open to everybody,” Knox said. “I don’t really have a favorite.”

There will be an important aspect that Knox will be looking for as he goes through the recruiting process.

“I’m big on coaching,” he said. “I really want a coach who is fair and give me an opportunity and support me.”

Location could play at least somewhat of a factor in the rising junior’s recruiting process.

“I’d like to stay close to home but I have a lot of family north of me in the North and South Carolina area so I wouldn’t mind going up there either,” Knox said.

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