In a not so shocking move, Kevin Knox of the Kentucky Wildcats has decided to enter the NBA draft and will sign with an agent. He announced his decision on Twitter this afternoon.
God gives us choices and we trust him to make the right one!!🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/t7RFRhljAK
— Kev (@KevKnox) April 6, 2018
Kevin Knox came to Kentucky as a five-star recruit and although he did struggle at times, he did help lead the Wildcats to an SEC Championship and a Sweet 16 berth.
He played in 37 games this year averaging 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He shot 44.7 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from deep. He had his struggles this year, but his upside is so impressive that a lot of NBA GM’s will be drooling over his skills. The top of the draft is really strong, but after that, the back end of the class is weak, which should help Knox.
Sports Illustrated has Knox ranked tenth on their list of top 80 players in this year’s draft. The guy sitting in front of him should also garner a ton of attention, Trae Young.
Knox still has a lot of maturing to do as he won’t even turn 19 until August, and he might not even make a huge impact on an NBA roster this year.
His size will allow him to play multiple positions which is something NBA scouts really like in terms of value picks. If he doesn’t go as high as ten in June’s draft. don’t expect him to sit on the draft board that much longer, as he is an NBA talent.