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Kevin Knox Makes Naismith Trophy Watch List

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.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Kevin Knox Makes Naismith Trophy Watch List

  1. DraftNightisCalsSuperBowl
    12:19 pm February 14, 2018 Permalink


  2. The Professor
    12:27 pm February 14, 2018 Permalink

    The kid has a bright future and is the youngest player on the youngest team but come on, there is no way he has performed like a top 30 player. He is a very good finisher on drives and has excellent athleticism but his jump shooting is average and offense is the only part of his game that is developed as he is especially lacking defensively. He has great potential but there might be 30 players in the SEC playing better than him right now.

  3. HashtagNoseWhistle
    2:55 pm February 14, 2018 Permalink

    Breaking: Matt Jones added to top 30 list