School: University of Kentucky
Age: 18 (Turns 19 on 8/11)
Weight: 215 pounds
2017-18 Stats: 15.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.4 APG
Scouting Report: Knox shined in his only season at Kentucky. The freshman’s big frame allows him to get to the basket with ease and he draws a lot of fouls, averaging over six fouls in the Nike EYBL. Knox matches his ability to finish in the paint with a stroke from the outside making him a dangerous versatile scorer. He attempted 61 more three’s than anyone else on the team and still logged a three-point-percentage at 34 percent.
There have been complaints about Knox’s ability on the defensive end especially toward the beginning of his college career. But he’s shown significant improvement through his lone season at Kentucky with an improved ability to stay in front of ball handlers. Knox will be 18 when he gets drafted, giving him a few extra developmental years to develop on the defensive end. His large frame should allow him to guard positions 3 through 5 at some point.
Notes: Some scouts have noted Knox’s consistency. His motor can run hot and cold and when shots aren’t falling he can seemingly disappear. If the offense isn’t running through Knox, he has been one to coast instead of focusing on off-ball movement and rebounding. Knox has displayed his ability as a playmaker this season as well. The forward ran just 48 pick-and-rolls at Kentucky put averaged .979 per possession in those scenarios, according to Synergy Sports.
It’s extremely unlikely Knox falls to the Celtics at pick No. 27. Sports Illustrated has Knox going to Charlotte at No. 11 and CBS Sports has the Denver Nuggets taking him at No. 14.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog