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Kevin Knox Sr. leaning toward his son returning, decision “coming down to the wire”

Kevin Knox is flying home to Florida tonight to make a final decision on his future at Kentucky.

All week long, we’ve heard back-and-forth comments relating to Knox’s decision. Kevin Knox Sr. has been adamant that this decision will be final, regardless of what it ends up being. He has also said his son is strongly considering a return to Kentucky, as there are no financial needs for the family and they understand Knox is extremely young for a freshman in college.

Matt Jones, however, reported a decision almost came on Monday or Tuesday, with Knox likely headed to the NBA. The Wildcat forward then pushed back the decision to think things over yet again.

Depending on who you talk to, this thing is 50-50, right down the middle at this point.

But if you think those at home are in his ear telling him to go pro, you’re wrong.

In a recent interview with LEX 18, Knox Sr. said he is leaning toward his son playing another year at Kentucky because of how much he enjoyed his time in college at Florida State.

Sitting at Rupp Arena watching his son play this season brought back some great memories. It makes Kevin’s father lean towards his son becoming a sophomore.

“I told him I like Kentucky.  There was nothing like playing for Florida State when I was scoring touchdowns and winning a national championship. I got that feeling this year.  I love the fan interaction.  My brother, if you want to come to Kentucky, I’m there.”

According to SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker, the final decision will be made in the next “24 to 36 hours,” and it’s close.

“Coming down to the wire,” Kevin Knox Sr. told SEC Country at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. “Probably within the next 24 to 36 hours.”

As for how the announcement will be made, Knox Sr. says there’s an offer on the table for a decision on ESPN, but Knox II may end up just tweeting his decision out like he did for his high school announcement.

“We’ll sit down tonight and a little bit [Friday] and hopefully come up with a decision and be done with it,” said Knox Sr., who isn’t sure yet how the announcement will be made. “You know, Kevin has always been a private guy. I tried to get him to go on ESPN for his high school decision and he just didn’t want to do that. So he might do the same thing.”

We’re right there, guys and gals…

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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16 Comments for Kevin Knox Sr. leaning toward his son returning, decision “coming down to the wire”



  1. Swizzle
    8:11 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Come on back Kevin, let’s get #9..



  2. lbaker0050
    8:11 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    My bets are that he’s gone and didn’t want to be in Lex when the decision is announced. ?



    • BlakeBlueNation
      8:23 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

      Probably right



    • crazycatfan65
      8:30 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

      What difference would that make? It was well known through out the fan base that he was a one and done when he signed with UK. I just think he is literally torn between UK and the NBA.



  3. Smyrna_Cat
    8:26 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Patience.



  4. Ashleehutch
    8:30 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    He’s gone, and you can’t blame him. He said coming in that he wanted to be a one and done.v



  5. ScottGreene22
    8:34 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Id love to see him back but hard to turn down the cash!!!



  6. Catlogic15
    8:39 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    This is a change. The parent wanting UK and the player wanting to leave. Usually for us it’s the parent steering the player from UK. GO DAD!



  7. drew_123
    8:44 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    I think he’s gone but you have to appreciate that he sincerely wanted to play here again next year. I think it speaks volumes about how Cal runs the program.



  8. BlakeBlueNation
    8:46 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    It’s a no brained for me. I just think he doesn’t want to hurt out fanbase when he leaves. It’s a shame we are getting our hopes up but oh well.



  9. gasman01
    9:06 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

    Interesting that Alexander has not announced….



    • Ez21
      9:28 pm April 5, 2018 Permalink

      Why’s it interesting? He said Monday when he cancelled the original announcement.



  10. Kat4Life
    8:32 am April 6, 2018 Permalink

    Come back and thump Duke on Nov 6…….



  11. makeitstop
    9:23 am April 6, 2018 Permalink

    There will likely be more money next year because of the NBA’s CBA, which sets your salary based on draft position, and his will almost certainly improve. His father’s comments about his time in college are also instructive, and he clearly knows both how hard it is to make the jump from college to the pros but also how great it feels to be part of a national championship team. It’s not about sneaking out to Tampa to avoid doing it in Lexington it’s just good parenting to make decisions like this as a family. If you’re reading tea leaves, I’d say it looks more like a return, but it’s sure good to see someone take everything into account including his age and happiness not just quick riches. Good for the Knox family!