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Brandon Knight named USA Today’s All-USA

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I hate to interrupt your Marquis Teague rumor mill, but the Cats’ 2010 point guard Brandon Knight was named to USA Today’s 2010 All-USA team. Knight was joined by Jared Sullinger, Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris, and the U.S.A. Today Player of the Year, Harrison Barnes.  Doron Lamb and Michael Gilchrist were named All-USA second team.

USA Today profiles all five individuals on its first team.  Since we don’t care about Kyrie Irving’s favorite color or when Jared Sullinger got his first kiss, I’ll spare you the misery and just share Brandon Knight’s profile with you.  Enjoy….

BRANDON KNIGHT

Guard, Pine Crest, Fort Lauderdale

Age: 18

Height, weight: 6-4, 195

College choice: Signed with Kentucky

Statistically speaking: Averaged 32.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4 assists in leading team to a 25-5 record. He also carried a 4.3 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. The last time he had a B was second grade.

Biggest game: Against Glades Central (48 points despite being double-teamed).

Favorite teacher/subject: “I really enjoy all my teachers. All my teachers help me and guide me so I can do well and my favorite subject would have to be math or science.”

Favorite book: “Right now, Outliers: The Story of Success (by Malcolm Gladwell).”

Nickname: “People just call me BK, B-Knight, Keezy.”

Sports hero: “Right now, I watch a lot of Dwyane Wade. When I was growing up, I watched a lot of Tim Hardaway.”

Other sports: “I played football but stopped in middle school. It was my choice. The transition from football to basketball started taking longer and longer, and I just started to focus on a sport I thought I was better at.”

Favorite music: “Hip-hop, rap, R&B, gospel. I like a lot of artists, Jeezy, Wayne.”


All-USA First Team

Harrison Barnes (North Carolina)
Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
Kyrie Irving (Duke)
Brandon Knight (Kentucky)
Tobias Harris (Tennessee)

All-USA Second Team

Josh Selby (Kansas)
Corey Joseph (Undecided)
Michael Gilchrist (Junior – Kentucky)
Doron Lamb (Kentucky)

Terrence Jones (Undecided)

All-USA Third Team

Austin Rivers (Junior)
Josh Smith (UCLA)
Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State)
Kendall Marshall (North Carolina)
James Bell (Villanova)

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR