Kevin Knox is a young American basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the New York Knicks. The little striker made the NBA draft of 2018 after a very impressive high school and college career. Even though he is not one of the most popular players you can find at the moment, it is believed that Kevin Knox has a great NBA career ahead of him.
Kevin Knox Bio
On August 11, 1999, the New York Knicks player was born as Kevin Knox II in Phoenix, Arizona. Without so much information about how he grew up, it is known that he completed his high school education in Florida at Tampa Catholic High School and from there moved to the University of Kentucky.
With a father who played soccer and even won the national title in the state of Florida in his graduation season of 1993, Kevin Knox had soccer in his blood, and it was the first sport he played during his childhood.
Actually, he wanted to make a career in soccer, but with a height of 6 to 7 meters after his second year of life, he was not exactly what soccer needed, so he decided to focus on basketball. Something in which he would also achieve top performances. This does not mean that football is no longer in his system, as he still plays with his father.
During his high school career, Kevin led the Crusaders to the semi-finals of the Class 4A in Florida 2016 and to the regional and district championships. He averaged 30.1 points per game, 2.4 assists, and 11.2 rebounds per game. After a successful run, he switched to the young Wildcats. He was given a contract for the Chinese Basketball Federation, but he declined.
In April 2018 he entered the NBA draft, which was ranked 9th by the New York Knicks in the first round.
As for his statistics, Kevin Knox does not yet have any statistics with the Knickers, but for Kentucky, he played 37 games, all of which started with a 3-point field goal percentage of 0.341, 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game, 0.8 steals per game and 15.6 points per game.
Although he has not yet made it into the NBA, Kevin has a pretty good resume, adorned with two gold medals that he won with the Men’s Basketball Team of the United States at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the FIBA U17 World Championship. He was also SEC Freshman of the Year and made it to the All-SEC first team in 2018. In 2017 Knox was the Florida Mr. Basketball and he made it to both the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American.
After he was selected by the Knicks in 2018, he received a contract that would see him lacing the Puma-Clyde court. The sneaker was introduced to the market 45 years ago. Knox was chosen alongside the likes of DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, who are the first and second choice for the 2018 NBA Draft, and veteran forwards like Rudy Gay and Michael Porter Jr. when the Puma returned to the sport after his absence last year in 2018. During his time in Kentucky, Kevin played in Nike gear, but with the contract, which is for more than a year, he would play in Puma gear.
Kevin Knox Parents and Girlfriend
Kevin Knox’s parents are Michelle Knox and Kevin Knox Sr. He grew up with his siblings Kobe, Karter, and Ashley. While his father played in the NFL, he later served as youth and sports manager for the Tampa Housing Authority. His mother, on the other hand, works as a social worker in Hillsborough County public schools.
For a man who is said not to have a best friend, Kevin doesn’t have a girlfriend either.
Height and Weight
As the son of a former NFL player, who was 5’8″ tall and now plays in the NBA, there is no point in pointing out that he has it in terms of height and physique. In figures, Kevin Knox is 6 feet (6 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 96 kg (212 lb).
Since he is nearly two meters tall, it is obvious that, in addition to his skills, his physique has contributed greatly to the good basketball player that he is. However, there is no information about the general body measurements of the little striker.