Kevin Knox was a popular man tonight, and not necessarily because of his 21-point performance against Missouri. The media finally got a chance to ask Knox about the recent allegations of rules violations, and boy, he handled the circus like a pro. Take a look:
Although Knox couldn’t disclose any specifics about his possible relationship with Andrew Miller or any potential meals the two may have shared – repeatedly saying “I’m not here to talk about that, I’m here to talk about the win” – he could provide insight into his mentality throughout this hectic week and how he first heard of the controversy.
“I just woke up and my dad texted me, he called me and just told me to make sure that I’m focused on the game, focus on your game, don’t focus on nothing [else],” Knox said. “So that’s what I did – I just focused on nothing that was going on. Just gotta stick to working out and making sure I got ready for the game tonight. ”
Despite the allegations, Knox said he was never worried about losing his eligibility for tonight’s game.
“I was sure that I would be able to play this whole week. I wasn’t really focused on none of that,” Knox said. “I let Kentucky and I let the compliance office handle all that, and I was just focused on my game, focused on my teammates, and on just getting this win.”
And what about Coach Cal? What was his advice to the freshman?
“He just told me to stay focused. Don’t talk to nobody about nothing. Get in the gym. Work all this out. Don’t focus on none of it. Talk to your teammates, focus on your teammates, focus on the film.”
Catch all of Knox’s comments about the allegations (plus a few about his Missouri performance) in the video above.