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Kevin Knox Decision Update (Kind of)

We have a little bit of an update on the Kevin Knox decision front.

Bob Putnam of the Tampa Bay Times spoke to Kevin Knox Sr. and was told his son’s decision will not come today. The decision will likely be announced Friday, Knox Sr. told Putnam.

So there ya go.

If this is an accurate timeline, we have another day and a half of waiting.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

40 Comments for Kevin Knox Decision Update (Kind of)

  1. Bobbum Man
    4:07 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I think we all know what that means…

    • chris43
      4:29 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      I’d say this is actually good news as far as him possibly coming back. The easy quick no brained answer would be to go pro aka “take the money and run”. If he was firm on going pro it’d be an easy decision. The waiting and time to think shows that he’s considering all options but must truly love college at UK hence the struggle/delay in his decision. I may be totally wrong and have my blue goggles on but I think he’ll be playing at Rupp near season.

  2. jaws2
    4:12 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, it means his decision will come Friday.

  3. Kat4Life
    4:17 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Hard to say…..There is undeniable logic to come back to Kentucky for another year. I’m not completely convinced he won’t do that

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    4:20 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Is this the slow time in sports news? I forget.

  5. TonyMontana
    4:35 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    My favorite quote from Kevin Knox came right after our loss: “I’m pretty sure next year, it’s gonna be crazy… We’ve learned so much this year that we could help the freshmen coming in.”

    Knox Sr: “We have a certain criteria that we’re considering.. We’re going to check the boxes off, stir it up and see if we come up with the right gumbo. It’s not a done deal that Kevin is going. He really enjoys Kentucky. He loves the stage and the basketball program and BBN”

    Personally, I think every player at Kentucky could improve their draft status by playing another season. Specifically Knox, Washington & Vanderbilt. Diallo’s athleticism is still his #1 attribute, but one more season can help round out his game and move him up alot. I think we’ve only scratched the surface with Shai…. but geez, if everybody stays it would be crowded. We might need some more transfers, right?

    • Rixter
      6:18 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      You’re exactly right. His first reaction after the games wasn’t “I’m not thining about that right now, I’ll sit down with my family and decide what’s best for me”…. he first reaction was about next year’s team. That says a lot.
      The other thing, his dad is talking about how the incoming freshmen will be older than Kevin. If he’s leaving, why would that even be a thing?

      If this family is just teasing us, giving us hope when there was none, and stringing us along… then pulls the rug out from under us.. well, they’re bad people!!

    • Rixter
      6:19 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      jeez, why do I never spell check before sending!

  6. drew_123
    4:43 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t blame him if he goes pro… but man that team would be something else next year if he returned.

  7. trumpetguy
    4:44 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Emotionally torn/confused kid (ever been there) who no doubt is hearing a bunch of “take the money now” chatter from close friends, former coaches perhaps, etc., but apparently really liked his first year at UK, hoops, teammates, coaches, all things BBN including the academic side. He right now sounds like he is in the middle of a life changing tug-of-war decision..I personally don’t think he will be drafted as high as most, but much later in the 1st round. His family doesn’t owe us anything. Let them take their time and do what is best for them. Good luck either way to the Knox family!

    • ClutchCargo
      5:55 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      The Knox family doesn’t seem to be the type to let outside influences affect what they do. I love that about them. Whatever he does, I’m sure it will be carefully considered.

  8. Catlogic15
    4:45 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I think waiting until Friday means he’s going pro today, but want’s to give it a full complement of thought in case he has an epiphany of sorts.
    See, not hard to come up with ANY type of rational possibility. But we have to fill the comments section with something, right?

  9. catheaven
    4:54 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    What these kids don’t know is what they don’t know. They have no experience at this time of life bc they’ve never been here before. Once a kid goes pro, the game becomes a real job and you can’t ever go back to being a kid again. You’re only a kid once. If you have the option, enjoy your life being a kid while you can. If nothing else, another year at this age brings huge emotional and mental maturity. Stay in an environment where you can learn and grow. Life has a way of making you an adult soon enough.

  10. chief_cat
    4:56 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Could be that he is torn and not sure whether to stay and try to improve his draft stock or go ahead and enter the draft – although the easiest decision then would be to take the same path as PJ – test the waters but not hire an agent. The Knox family has already announced that Kevin won’t be doing that – either he will be gone to the NBA or will stay at UK.
    Perhaps he is still trying to make his final decision or perhaps he is delaying until UK gets all decisions and can make a team announcement.

  11. BBN_strive_4_9
    5:31 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    He’s coming back

  12. Rixter
    6:22 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    If he’s truly torn, the only good answer is to come back. Once you go pro, kentucky is behind you. if you come back, the NBA is still there next year. Come on, Kevin.. have your cake and eat it too!

  13. BigBluSoTru
    6:35 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    His Dad is a freaking drama queen . Knox dad would be a fool to allow his son to come back and chance lottery this season. Just because someone says come back and you will be higher pick is not guaranteed Their will alwyas be another kid that does just as much who could make Knox look retarded.

    • Kpolley11
      6:42 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Woah… didn’t know we just slung that word around like that anymore

    • Voice of Reason
      10:15 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Are you offended ?

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:13 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      BigBluSoTru August 6, 2015 at 8:26 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Huh Drake and our secondary self reported violation. Tyler good try on this but Laser Tag and young men is a very fun fun thing to do no diffrent than paint ball. The NCAA is ignorant when it comes to this type stuff, and the recruits where the 5th senior s not some future freshman that you inadvertly left out of the story.

      BigBluSoTru May 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Does’nt surprise me one bit .Cal is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
      let’s be honest as great of a salesman recruiter Cal is he doe’s not develop players. I’m sorry he does not get any credit whatsoever about Rose , Tyreke and the list goes on of already made players. The twins came to UK with can’t miss NBA hype and three years later . We see the results and no i’m not a troll sometimes you have to be honest with what you see rather than feel in the heart. And the eyes don’t lie

      BigBluSoTru May 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
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      So i guess you really think after signing a million dollar check. He will be sitting at the kitchen table every night on his apple tablet completing online courses. LOL! Hey college student heres a 1,000 complete this crap please.

      BigBluSoTru May 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
      Timberwolves will pick Okafor they need fire power plus they have defensive front court guys already.

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
      Okay what have i said any more or less stupid than any other retard on here? It’s obvious u are idiot to go through all that! That’s why we are labled as crazy. Thing is i know i’m from eastern ky and proud of it . Town right next to Matt

      BigBluSoTru October 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
      So now that Chane is going too be back soon guess this article is mute.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
      Just shows Rick wsa doing it big before Cal ever had that kind of status.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
      Siva is with the pistons morron and Chris Smith was picked up with the Knicks learn some things.

      BigBluSoTru May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
      Here we go with this over hyped Fb crap .. Stop the Flordia talk we are not and what in your ignorant minds think we have arrived to beat the Gators yet. Grease the goal post yell you are right . Those things do get a bit rusty without touchdowns from the home team going threw em.

      BigBluSoTru August 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Omg here we go againwe will be in Atlanta this is the year rise part 3

      BigBluSoTru August 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Injuries and we are Uk football this is the year we beat Florida and win the East. We have the most talent in the conference thanks to Vince beating Ohio St for recruits . So we can overcome any injury !

      BigBluSoTru October 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
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      Find it quite strange how all ksr does is talk about Louisville and thug team. Well all the serious criminal activity has been coming from Stoops troops. Hmmm Matt !

      BigBluSoTru July 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
      This is the year we win the East , and looking at the players and the way Alabama played last year and the coaching hires and talent . I don’t see us losing in the Sec championship game to Alabama Saban said he feared UK more than any other team from the east.

      BigBluSoTru July 25, 2015 at 1:09 am | Permalink
      Clarrett being here ain’t gonna change UK football sorry. Marrow just helping put a little channge into a relatives pocket beleive me he aint here for free.

      BigBluSoTru August 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink | Reply
      All it does is confirms what other coaches think of Cal, It’s nothing too brag about. Reinforces Cal’s think he is bigger and badder . And he needs to win more championships cause getting ready made NBA players drafted ain’t what a true fan cares about

      BigbluSoTru January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
      Matt keeps up the fb recruiting drama, because we will constantly like today live on this propaganda made up hype site, putting money in his pockets. Have to give Matt credit for the business savy, of taking advantage of no life having 40-60 something uk idiots

      BigBluSoTru August 11, 2015 at 6:03 pm | Permalink | Reply
      Cbs poll came out wich is total BS have the tards @ no.25 and CATS @ 68 should be the other way around. We are winning the East this year.

    • makeitstop
      1:06 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

      Can u knock off the “retarded” talk, we don’t actually use that term anymore to describe people. Moreover, your read on the parents is as backward as your ad hominem attacks. They actually are both degreed professionals who have clearly said their son’s best interest is their focus and that they don’t need the quick riches that compel some people to go pro to soon. Actually what they are doing, regardless of outcome, is commonly referred to as “good parenting.”

  14. BigBluSoTru
    6:36 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    His Dad is jjust trying to position the Hype around his son . So NBA teams will be focused on him marketing 101

    • UK Big Board Update
      10:15 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Welcome back, f*ckface.

    • RealCatsFan
      7:48 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      Roaches scatter when the lights are turned on.

    • BBNDan7
      10:04 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      You actually think nba gms Are reading KSR?

  15. dbookno1
    6:44 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Remember when Knox had an offer to play in China……. he ain’t after money

  16. JMFATZ47
    9:02 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    He very well could come back. He surprised us by coming here in the first place! Might happen again

  17. catsfan9508
    9:17 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    With all due respect drew that was the report all week long was Friday. I love ksr but hate when they will post things for clicks

    • Voice of Reason
      10:19 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Yep. This is a (kind of) terrible article. Put the mug down and do some research. You live in Lexington Kentucky for Chrissakes… ?

    • catsfan9508
      12:01 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      Well it’s kinda aggravating because it’s just recycling the same post pretty much. They even addressed this yesterday. So they’ve known about Friday for Knox.

  18. TheMaxCat
    10:38 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Should I stay or should i go? Of all the arguments laid out for both options I believe his age would be near the top of the consideration list and working in UK’s favor. That and the real chance at glory next season. Regardless I wish the kid nothing but the best, its a tough decision but a win/win decision as well for the kid and his family

    • Megan
      11:10 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      The biggest consideration is the money. Compare the salary of a 14-pick (?) this year to that of a 5-pick (?) next year. How can you throw that opportunity away and still sleep at night?

  19. Ukcatzfan2
    11:35 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    how come KSR keeps moving article around this one was from earlier tonight now it has a 11 pm time stamp i have noticed alot of those moving

    • Atg2112
      12:10 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      I believe they repost the day’s top article in terms of clicks and/or comments so anyone late to the party can see the site’s biggest or most popular article.

    • Smyrna_Cat
      9:51 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      This was the day’s “top article”????

  20. bigbluehank
    12:11 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Thrilling updates!

  21. fireants25
    12:12 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

    It was from earlier lolol lame

  22. Robkycats54
    8:33 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Kevin Knox to return to kentucky & package deal SGA also returns…. PJ Washington is going to be a wildcat also 2018-19 but more & more I believe Diallo leaves Hopefully he is back he can do things to help his stock & E.J Montgomery commits to Kentucky

  23. Smyrna_Cat
    9:01 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Not sure why this keeps getting bumped back to the top. Is this Must See KSR reporting?