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5 - Kevin Knox

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 8/11/99
  • NBA Position: SF/PF
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 215
  • Hometown: Tampa, FL
  • High School: Tampa Catholic
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Overall

92

2018
Mock:  11

NBA Comparison: Maurice Taylor

Strengths: 6’8.75 skilled and versatile forward … Good size and length for a wing with a 7’0 wingspan and 8’11 standing reach … Smooth shooting mechanics with good arc ... Can shoot from midrange and three ... Can shoot off the catch and dribble ... Can score from anywhere on the floor … Has good body control ... Very coordinated and fluid for his size and age ... Runs the floor well and excels as a finisher in transition ... Attacks the basket with aggression. Isn’t afraid of contact and draws a lot of fouls, shot over six free throws per game over the Nike EYBL. High level athlete with a good motor and level of activity. Translatable run and jump ability, can finish alley oops that many defenders can’t contest ... Pushes the ball at every opportunity ... Throws accurate outlet passes … Moves his feet well and has good lateral quickness. Great tools and potential as a versatile defender … Gets off the ground quickly ... Rebounds well and has a knack converting offensive boards into points … Difficult to match up with; his size allows him to shoot over perimeter players and he’s too quick for bigs on the perimeter … Has a big frame that should add weight … Has a foundation for an offensive arsenal; when his body/game matures and polishes what he already does at a basic level, he has the chance to develop into a big-time player. His weaknesses are things he can improve upon and doesn’t show any physical limitations … Young for his class, graduated high school at 17 …

Weaknesses: Must settle on a position. May be better suited for the 4 at the NBA level ... Relies on his quickness and size advantage on opponents at this level, lacks technique in offensive game … Needs to add strength and mature physically. Doesn’t finish well with contact or operating in traffic … Can improve moving without the ball on the perimeter and has a questionable feel for the game ... Struggled in settings where he wasn’t the focus of the offense and sharing the ball with top talent: adidas Nations, Jordan Brand Classic game/practices, and Nike Hoop Summit ... Settles for contested pull up jump shots, can improve getting to the rim off the dribble. Keeps his head down when making moves on the perimeter. While he shows some ability to create, his ball handling can tighten up and his half-court game needs polish … Has good shot mechanics but needs to improve upon consistency …

Outlook: Arguably the most talented of the incoming Kentucky freshman … Played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit … His father, Kevin Knox Sr., played one season in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals … Huge potential if he can work through the mental and consistency issues ...

Evan Tomes 8/2/17

Strengths: 6’9 skilled and versatile forward … Good size and length for a wing (6’11 wingspan) … Smooth shooting mechanics with good arc. Can shoot from midrange and three. Can catch and shoot as well as shoot off the dribble. Can score from anywhere on the floor … Has good body control. Very coordinated and fluid for his size and age. Runs the floor well and excels as a finisher in transition. Attacks the basket with aggression. Isn’t afraid of contact and draws a lot of fouls, shot over six free throws per game over the Nike EYBL. High level athlete with a good motor and level of activity. Can finish alley oops that many defenders can’t contest. Pushes the ball at every opportunity. Throws accurate outlet passes … Moves his feet well and has good lateral quickness. Great tools and potential as a versatile defender … Gets off the ground quickly. Rebounds well and has a knack converting offensive boards into points … Difficult to match up with; his size allows him to shoot over perimeter players and he’s too quick for bigs on the perimeter … Has a big frame that should add weight and may still be growing … Young for his class, will graduate high school at 17 …

Weaknesses: Relies on his quickness and size advantage on opponents at this level, lacks technique in offensive game … Needs to add strength and mature physically. Doesn’t finish well with contact or operating in traffic … Can improve moving without the ball on the perimeter. Settles for contested pull up jump shots, can improve getting to the rim off the dribble. Keeps his head down when making moves on the perimeter. While he shows some ability to create, his ball handling can tighten up and his half-court game needs polish … Has good shot mechanics but needs to improve upon consistency …

Outlook: Overall, Knox shows great potential on both ends of the floor. He shows a foundation of an offensive arsenal; when his body and game matures and he polishes what he already does at a basic level, Knox has the chance to develop into a big time player. All of his weaknesses are things he can improve upon, he doesn’t show any physical limitations or major holes in his game … His father, Kevin Knox Sr., played one season in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals … Averaged 19.6 points per game while shooting 50.6% over the Nike EYBL.

Evan Tomes 9/21/16

Notes: Measured 6'7.75 without shoes, 6'8.75 with shoes, 209 lbs, with a 7'0 wingspan and 8'11 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts

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