Kevin Knox
Team: , HS Senior
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H: 6' 9"
W: 205 lbs
Bday: 08/11/1999
(17 Years Old)
Current: SF/PF
NBA:   SF/PF
Possible: SF/PF
High School: Tampa Catholic HS
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016USA Basketball6' 7.75"6' 8.75"2056' 10.5"NANANANA
2016Elite 24NA6' 9"2046' 11"NANANANA
2016Nike Basketball AcademyNA6' 9"2046' 11"NANANANA
2016USA BasketballNA6' 8.5"2036' 11"8' 10"NANANA
2015USA BasketballNA6' 7"1966' 7.5"NANANANA
2015USA Basketball6' 6.5"6' 8"1946' 9"8' 9.5"NANANA
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016USA Basketball6' 7.75"6' 8.75"2056' 10.5"NANANANA
2016Elite 24NA6' 9"2046' 11"NANANANA
2016Nike Basketball AcademyNA6' 9"2046' 11"NANANANA
2016USA BasketballNA6' 8.5"2036' 11"8' 10"NANANA
2015USA BasketballNA6' 7"1966' 7.5"NANANANA
2015USA Basketball6' 6.5"6' 8"1946' 9"8' 9.5"NANANA

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2016 FIBA U17 World Championship Scouting Reports: Big Men
July 10, 2016

Kevin Knox, 6' 8.5, PF, USA, 1999

Strengths
-Not overly tall or freakishly long for a power forward at 6' 8.5 with a 6' 11 wingspan but he has a good frame with wide shoulders that will fill out nicely. Big feet and hands. May still be growing.
-Very good athlete. Fluid runner with long strides who fills the lanes smoothly in transition, which made up 47.1% of his offense at the FIBA U17 World Championships. Good body control. Can mix in Eurosteps.
-Explosive leaper (especially off of two feet) in space. Quick off the floor. Excellent second jump. Finishes above the rim with relative ease.
-Comfortable grabbing a rebound and pushing in transition.
-24.3 points per 40 minutes on 65% from 2-point range at the U17s. Good hands around the rim. Can finish with either hand. Makes himself available by finding gaps in the defense. Fairly rigid handle but can attack a closeout in space.
-Shows some potential as a shooter although he has a ways to go. Inconsistent mechanically but when he's dialed in and shooting it with confidence he gets rotation and arc. 9-of-31 (29%) from 3-point range and 86-of-124 (69.4%) from the free throw line based on 37 games in our database. Can make an occasional uncontested one-dribble pull up.
-While the numbers don't suggest it, he shows some semblance of feel and passing ability both on the move and in high low situations.
-Elite defender who can guard nearly every position on the floor. Fast-twitch muscles and outstanding instincts. Excellent at reacting to the opponent's initial move. Able to cover ground quickly to recover for blocks (1.1 per 40 minutes at the U17s). Very good instincts in the passing lanes. Active hands - 4.7 steals per 40 minutes at the U17s.
-Can sit down and slide his feet. Makes an effort to contest. Has a good understanding that this is his identity at this stage of his development. Very competitive. Football background.
-Flies in for rebounds - 9.8 per 40 minutes at U17s, 8.0 of which came on the defensive glass. 3.4 offensive boards per 40 minutes based on the 37 games in our database. Plays with toughness and a high motor. Quick leaping ability helps him get to rebounds faster than his opponents.

Weaknesses
-Good profile for a combo forward but good not great' tools for a four man, which is where he is skill wise at this stage of his development.
-Great frame in the upper body but is a little light in the lower body, especially the thighs - 203 pounds, although he's still only 16 years old.
-Made 1-of-8 3-pointers at the U17s. Has some touch but his mechanics are very loose - flops it up there without a lot of arc and variable rotation. Not much rhythm to his jumper. Very little fluidity in his lower body. Slow getting into his shot. Can improve his footwork - doesn't always get his feet under him.
-Doesn't have much off the dribble game at this stage aside from occasional straight line attacks. Not going to go create a shot versus a sound defender. Limited ball handler in the half court. Struggles a bit to get to pull up jumpers.
-Turnover prone - 0.7 assists and 5.1 turnovers per 40 minutes at the U17s. While he shows some feel at times he isn't strong with the ball in traffic, can improve his vision on the move and struggles a bit executing the simple play.
-Has some skill but relies mostly on athleticism and effort at this stage of his development. What is his calling card on the offensive end?

Outlook Knox finished with the fifth highest PER on the USA team (29.0) and had an impact in transition, around the rim, on the defensive end and the backboards. While he may not have the most polished offensive skill set, Knox is a very intriguing prospect for a 16-year-old old, especially considering the way the NBA is trending. His ability to defend multiple positions, get out in transition, play above the rim and fill in the cracks in a lot of areas could allow him to play a Shawn Marion-type of role before it's all said and done. Knox's outside shot will be the key to unlocking his potential, but until then he has a lot of value as a tough, athletic, versatile forward.

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2016 USA Basketball U17 Training Camp Interviews Part 2
July 2, 2016

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USA Basketball Junior Nat'l Team Mini-Camp Scouting Reports: Forwards
October 9, 2015

Kevin Knox, 6'8, SF/PF, Florida, Class of 2017

Jonathan Givony

Strengths
-One of the best defenders at this camp. Guarded every position on the floor over the course of the weekend, and generally shut down whoever he was matched up with
-Has tremendous footwork and lateral quickness. Plays with an extremely high motor. Takes a huge amount of pride in his ability on the defensive end
-Career 2 steals and 1.5 blocks per-40 at the EYBL and U16 FIBA Americas level.
-Very aggressive looking for scoring opportunities.
-Displays some nice passing ability at times
-Jump-shot isn't broke. Should be able to develop into a decent shooter in time
-Has huge feet, which indicates he may not be done growing yet, especially when considering he's only 16 years old.

Weaknesses
-Undersized for a power forward, the position he looks best suited for offensively at the moment, standing somewhere between 6'7 and 6'8. Does not have great length to compensate for that
-Offensive skill-level is a work in progress. Takes a lot of outside shots, but did not find very much success with it at this camp.
-Ball-handling skills are rudimentary

Outlook: Easy to fall in love with his multi-positional defense, but is a major work in progress on the other end of the floor. Somewhat of a tweener at the moment. Will need to either grow or substantially improve his skill-level. Seems likely to do both.

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USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Video Scouting Reports: Forwards
June 18, 2015

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USA Basketball U16 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men
June 4, 2015

Class of 2017 forward Kevin Knox (NR Scout, NR ESPN, NR Rivals, #42 24/7) measured 6' 8 in shoes with an average 6' 9 wingspan, but an impressive 194-pound frame with a ton of room to grow. While Knox's length is underwhelming, there's a good chance the 15-year-old will still grow a couple of inches, evident by his big feet and hands. Despite the lack of length, Knox should have a very good physical profile for a power forward as he continues to grow and develop.



The Tampa product (and dual-threat quarterback) is already a tremendous athlete, showing the ability to play above the rim with ease. He's quick off the floor and has a lot of pop as a leaper. Knox isn't all that polished on the offensive end, but he always seems to find the ball and has the fundamentals to develop a reliable mid-range jumper in time. Defensively Knox already shows good instincts as a shot blocker and has the athleticism and size to check both perimeter players and bigs. Knox is still a bit raw but he should continue to improve as he develops physically and polishes his offensive game. His play throughout the week left a great impression, as he came in as one of the bigger unknowns and left having established himself as one of the best long-term prospects in attendance.

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