Kevin Knox is one of 30 finalists to make the cut for the late-season watch list for the Naismith Trophy, given each year to college basketball’s best player.
The small forward has scored more than 20 points in six games this season and is averaging 15 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. The freshman is also a finalist for the Julius Erving Award and the Lute Olson Award’s All-American Team.
Kentucky will face two other finalists this week, Auburn’s Bryce Brown and Alabama’s Colin Sexton. The list will be cut ten on February 28 and the winner will be announced during the Final Four.