2018 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Kevin Knox

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Kevin Knox (AP Photos/James Crisp)

University of Kentucky’s leading scorer Kevin Knox is preparing to enter the NBA Draft.

He is one of three Kentucky players who are foregoing their remaining collegiate eligibility for a chance to go pro. Knox is also one of the youngest to be entering in this year’s draft.

Knox played for the Kentucky Wildcats for one year and made sure it was a successful one. He was named first team ALL-SEC as well as SEC Co-Freshman of the year. Knox started all 37 games his freshman year and averaged 15.6 points per game.

Knox scored double digit points in 30 of the 37 games. He also averaged 5.4 REB and 1.4 AST per game. Knox helped the Kentucky Wildcats end the season with an overall 26-11 record.

Knox is a combo forward and has a skill-set certain teams can help nurture. When focused he is able to shoot 3s with his average being 34.1%. With his standing reach being 8’10, Knox is able to make important blocks (0.3) and steals (0.8). He has improved in his jumper and his quick leap helps with rebounding the ball (5.4).

Knox is young and needs to focus on working on some skill sets as a defender. He needs to become more comfortable in his shot selection and needs work with his shooting mechanics.

Knox will most likely get drafted early on in the first round. Once on a team, they will have to workout his weaknesses to help strengthen him on the court.

 

Chelsea Toyer | @Coyerr

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