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UK Target Kevin Knox turned down $1.4 Million to play in China next season

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times

The No. 7 overall player in the class of 2017 had the opportunity to follow the Brandon Jennings Model by playing professionally overseas for a season before becoming eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Chinese Professional team offered Kevin Knox a $1.4 million contract for the 2017-18 season. Knox’s father told the Times, “we politely said thanks but no thanks. He’s going to college.”

Knox has narrowed down his recruitment to 5 schools with Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Missouri in the mix. The 5-star prospect is expected to make his announcement sometime before May 10th.

Duke is considered the favorite to land Knox but anything can happen in college basketball recruiting.

@EMitchKSR

Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020

4 Comments for UK Target Kevin Knox turned down $1.4 Million to play in China next season



  1. sa_hunt
    6:26 pm April 16, 2017 Permalink

    I thought UNC was the favorite.



  2. GshockMason16
    7:18 pm April 16, 2017 Permalink

    Smart to turn down. Turn that 1.4 into Chump change if he has a good college run. Idk much about him but if Cal wants him all I can say is hope he comes aboard.



    • jrdh13
      8:13 pm April 16, 2017 Permalink

      If hes as good as advertised, he goes takes the 1.4 million may slide a couple spots due to no exposure but he wouldve already made the difference



  3. Aar
    9:16 pm April 16, 2017 Permalink

    This is reminiscent of stuff we were hearing swirling around Emmanuel Mudiay and Shabazz Muhammed. It’s making me think he’s a bit more “me” than “we” centric. If that’s the case, I hope he goes and disrupts the competition rather than the Cats. If he is a true team player who will build chemistry, please bring him on!

    We need a good tall wing – a true 3. Haven’t had one since MKG. Willis, Wiltjer and Lyles not withstanding, Cal has usually played 3 bigs or 3 guards, not a quick 6’9″ shooter who can truly guard the same. Don’t need a true 3 at the expense of team chemistry, though.