Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox

Chet White | UK Athletics

 

Position: SF                         College: Kentucky            Class/YOB: Freshman

Height: 6’9                          Weight: 205                      Wingspan: 7’0

 

Strengths:

  • Proficient mid-range scorer. Can come off of pin downs and deliver with a hand in his face from the second level.
  • Nice touch in and around the paint. Occasionally struggles with contact, but has the ability to hit push shots over the defense.
  • Legitimate size for a wing. Not overly long for his height, but has a significant height advantage in most matchups on the perimeter.
  • Isolation upside. Started to get lower on drives as the year went on, allowing his natural handling ability to be maximized. Uses pull-up well in traffic and does a decent job getting separation in isolations.
  • Shows flashes as a dangerous three-point shooter. Has a nice pull-up from deep with a smooth release.

Weaknesses:

  • Effort level was all over the place. Not unheard of for a freshman, but would like to see him put his footprint on more parts of the game.
  • Moves fairly well in the open court but isn’t overly quick. Used long strides to beat college defenders. The athleticism of NBA wings could be a problem for him defensively and in terms of his penetration early on.
  • Underdeveloped body at this point. Doesn’t shy away from contact per se, but can be disrupted against guys who get up into him.

Stats:

MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PPG
32.4 44.5% 34.1% 77.4% 5.4 1.4 0.8 0.3 2.3 15.6