2017 wing Kevin Knox began his rise as a player last spring and since he’s progressed at an impressive rate. On Saturday at the opening day of the Nike EYBL Brooklyn, Knox showed his progression is far from complete.
In a match up with fellow five-star wing John Petty, Knox had an eye opening performance, pumping in 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting, while also bringing energy on the defensive end.
Knox was dialed in and it was evident he was aware who he was guarding. Knox, who stands 6-foot-8, moved his feet well, pressured Petty when he looked to dribble and his length and athleticism caused problems.
Offensively, Knox was aggressive, but under control. He made plays in transition and finished at the rim on multiple occasions. Knox also knocked down all three of his three-point field goals.
Knox has impressive physical gifts, as he has good size and length for a perimeter prospect, but he’s also a very good athlete. With the added weapon of a jump shot and his game rounded out, look for Knox to have a huge spring and summer.
Through two games, Knox is fourth in scoring in the EYBL at 23.5 points a game.
Knox told Scout that he had an in-home visit with Duke last week. Kentucky is expected in on Monday and North Carolina will be in on Tuesday. Florida State, where his father played football, is also strongly involved.null