Knight Wins State Title

Despite missing some of the year with an injury, Brandon Knight managed to leave his mark on his high school season, as he led his team to their first ever state title.

Last year Brandon Knight led Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest to the semi-finals in the state tournament, this year he went a step further.

After sitting out much of the season with a back injury, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard returned to average 21 points a game and led Pine Crest to their first state title in over 70 years of existence.

Knight stepped up during the tournament run. In the regional semi-finals he put up 38 points against a loaded Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage squad. Then he went for 25 points in the title game.

"I thought I played well coming back from the injury,"'s top ranked sophomore point guard said. "At first I had to get used to playing, but then it finally caught up to me."

Known as one of the best in the 2010 class, Knight is already receiving plenty of college interest. The five-star prospect mentioned that Duke, Miami, Florida State and Connecticut keep in contact, but was clear that it's still early in the process.

"It's not that bad," Knight said of his recruitment. "I'm getting a couple of letters here and there. It isn't anything too serious right now."

"It's in the beginning stage, I haven't really even took interest in a few colleges or talked to any schools."

His recruitment is sure to heat up even more this summer on the AAU circuit. Knight will again play alongside Kenny Boynton with Team Breakdown.

"It's real fun playing with [Boynton]," Knight said. "He can put the ball in the basket. It just really helps out and takes a lot of pressure off of me. He passes the ball around, but he can also score."

Knight and the Team Breakdown squad will kick off the evaluation period in Pittsburgh (Pa.) at the Pitt Jam Fest.

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