A day after pouring in 34 points in front of Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Florida combo forward Kevin Knox received a scholarship offer from the head Blue Devil.
Yet another player who has participated with and excelled in the Team USA junior program, Knox is ranked as the 10th best player in the class of 2017. He holds offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Memphis, Miami (Fl), NC State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Wake Forest and Xavier.
Knox emerged at the USA Basketball U16 trials and not only made the team, but was a factor for the team, averaging 10.6 points per game for the Gold Medal winning squad.
The 6-foot-8 forward is a gifted athlete that gracefully gets up and down the floor with ease. He's quick off of his feet, a very good leaper, plus has good length. He's skilled enough to start the break when he grabs defensive boards and is a good passer, both in transition and in the half court. He's comfortable in catch and shoot situations.
“[My strength is] to be able to play any position on the court and to be able to take a rebound and start a break,” Knox said. “To be able to handle the ball and be a mismatch problem and to be able to shoot the ball. I pretty much have the whole package.”
This recruitment is being headed by associate head coach Jeff Capel who has maintained regular contact with Knox since the beginning of the summer.