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Random UK Player of the Week: Nate Knight

Every Wednesday we’ll look back at the career of a former Kentucky basketball player who might be forgotten, or even unknown, to some in Big Blue Nation. We’ll use stats, stories, and memories to reminisce on the past.

Before there was Brandon, there was Nate…

nate-knight

He is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is one of eight children. His brother Travis played at UConn and in the NBA. He transferred a lot. He is Mormon.

He’s Nate Knight and we don’t know a whole lot about him so we’ll need some help.

Nate Knight came to the University of Kentucky as a junior in 1999 from Utah Valley State, where he averaged 14.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in his sophomore season for the Wolverines. Prior to that, he played his freshman season at Oregon State, appearing in 24 games with nine starts.

At Kentucky, the 6-foot-8 Knight was expected to come in and provide depth on the frontline. He played in nine games (including one start) that season under Tubby Smith before announcing he would leave the program to transfer home to BYU before Christmas. Knight averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.8 minutes in those nine games at Kentucky. We barely even knew him.

Today, according to his Facebook profile picture, he is married with three children and has gone hiking at least once with his family. That’s about it.

We also know that he did the Macarena at Two Keys on his recruiting visit to Kentucky.

The rest is up to you.

Go.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

33 Comments for Random UK Player of the Week: Nate Knight



  1. who?
    5:04 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    first but who?



  2. Matt Jones' virginity
    5:06 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Haha I don’t remember this guy, but very funny article.



  3. C Ray
    5:08 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    I knew I recognized him… He burnt my damn burger at Red Robin!!



  4. C Ray
    5:10 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He’s making gourmet burgers at Red Robin…. Yum



  5. Mark Wilson
    5:14 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Nate Knight at Red Robin…..Enough Said



  6. i see dead people
    5:17 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    2 dead guys in that pic…kinda creepy



  7. Creepy Creepy
    5:19 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    How creep is that. You can tell a lot about a man’s facebook profile. Or can you??? Maybe nasty Nate knew about this little post and pulled a fast one on ole’ Franklin.



  8. gacatfan
    5:27 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Does he have a jersey hanging in Rupp



  9. Axe Cop
    5:31 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He does not drink soda and stocks large quantities of peanut butter.



  10. Tosis
    5:31 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Nate Knight did his Mormon mission in Antarctica where he converted 12 natives, six penguins, and a polar bear to Mormonism. He would later admit the polar bear didn’t really count because it was baptized after he killed it with his bare hands.



  11. Darrel Finch
    5:36 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    6—-Creepier, There’s 3 deceased people in the pic



  12. CosmicWrangler
    5:42 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He’s a Mormon? That is as stupid as saying he’s a Christian. Anyone that believes in God is a complete idiot. Unless it’s Zeus. Notice how I capitalized God just in case. If there is a God, atheism must strike him as less of an insult than religion.



  13. Joe
    5:50 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, he sucked. That guy was awful. That was the first sign of trouble in Tubby world, IMHO.



  14. Wrangler
    5:51 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Cosmic Wrangler, Cal believes in God and he’s no idiot. So does everyone on the team. Moron.



  15. Walden Schmidt
    6:01 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Who’s dead in that picture?



  16. gossie21
    6:20 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    15. Keightly, Marvin Stone, and Tubby’s ambition.



  17. CadizCat
    6:22 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Desmond Allison, is also dead from that picture.



  18. sarcasm
    6:23 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Look at me! I’m going to make an irrelevant comment about religion to get a rise out of people because I need attention! Good thing my superior intellect provides me the right answers to all of the world’s problems or I would never be able to cope with my low self-esteem!

    People are silly. Go Cats.



  19. dan
    6:29 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ahhhhhh I like turtles. Good times.



  20. Joseph Smith
    6:54 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Wrangler helped me see that if you add an M to Moron, you get Mormon.



  21. Scott
    6:58 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    RIP – Desmond & Marvin!



  22. Creepier
    7:38 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    6 & 11, all 3 dead ppl are 2nd from the right in every row too.



  23. Walden Schmidt
    8:14 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    y



  24. unreconstructed
    8:26 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    He’s a member of one of those “top” recruiting classes of that splendid Coach…Tubby Smith. None other than Nate Knight.

    He didn’t have enough sense not to sign with “ol Tub”…but smarten’ed up enuff to get the hell out.



  25. Bob Loblaw
    8:49 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    12 What was the point of that post? I thought Matt was going to delete negative useless posts like these.



  26. Walden Schmidt
    9:06 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    yes



  27. Lee
    9:45 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    Wow……you didnt write about him being a slow pathetic white guy?



  28. Walden Schmidt
    11:04 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    t6



  29. Big socks
    11:19 pm December 21, 2011 Permalink

    I remember that he always wore high knee socks. Anyone else recall that? Otherwise…forgettable.



  30. yeah first
    8:46 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    @ 25…… umm the main article mentioned his religious affiliation. So I am assuming that if someone comments on religion, it is because they read the main article. That’s why they put the comment section at the end of each blog. Hell, they ask…no… beg you to comment. See how that works?



  31. Hate to Motivate
    8:49 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    Wasn’t this guy #4 on Laura Leigh’s top 12 favorite UK players of all time?!?



  32. uk3k
    9:29 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    @31 haha, nice.



  33. mom
    10:10 am December 22, 2011 Permalink

    I’m ashamed