Kevin Knox may seem like the player most likely to go pro on this year’s roster, but according to his dad, it’s not a done deal. Knox Sr. spoke to the Tampa Bay Times’ Bob Putnam last week about his son’s decision and said Kevin enjoys Kentucky so much he’s considering sticking around for a sophomore year.
“It’s a decision that will be made sooner rather than later,” Knox Sr. said. “It’s not a done deal that Kevin is going. He really enjoys Kentucky. He loves the stage and the basketball program and BBN (Big Blue Nation).”
Knox Sr. said he will come to Lexington next week to talk to Kevin and the entire family will meet in Tampa the weekend of April 7-9 to talk some more. While I have a feeling Knox will ultimately decide to go pro this year (the latest ESPN mock draft has him just outside the lottery at No. 15), it’s worth remembering he is the youngest player on this team. Also, he did say this after Kentucky’s loss to Kansas State on Thursday night.
“I’m pretty sure next year, it’s gonna be crazy,” Knox said, via Kyle Tucker. “We’ve learned so much this year that we could help the freshmen coming in.”
So you’re saying there’s a chance…
(…but probably not.)