2005 Focus: Chris Knight

There's an emerging talent in Ohio out of the junior class. Chris Knight, a perimeter player, is averaging 22 points out of Cincinnati Withrow High.

By now, the recruiting world is well aware of Ohio standouts like B.J. Raymond and Jamelle Cornley. Now, it's time to learn about another up and comer from the Buckeye state.

Chris Knight is a 6-5, 190 pounder out of Cincinnati Withrow High. He's averaging 22 points a contest. He's playing a lot of small forward and power forward for his team, but once the AAU season rolls around there's no doubt he'll be hoisting up shots as a perimeter player.

Knight scores high marks from those who have seen him in action. John Stovall, one of the scouts for www.prepspotlight.com, has Knight rated as the No. 2 wing guard in the state of Ohio. Despite the accolades, Knight says would like to work on his strength and his ball handling.

"My strength is probably my going outside to shoot to mid-range," Knight said. Knight describes himself as a tall, lankly player who can dribble, block shots and rebound. "I can score."

Cincinnati has been to see him on three occasions. On Tuesday night, head coach Bob Huggins was in the stands taking in his game. Xavier, St. Joseph's and Seton Hall have also come to see him.

As for his recruiting situation, Knight pays little attention to it now. "I don't know [about schools]. I just go out and play."

And this season, he's played well.

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