Kentucky just picked up a commitment from 2017 small forward Kevin Knox.
— Kev‼️ (@kevin_knox23) May 6, 2017
Knox is rated No. 9 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2017.
Knox blogged about his commitment here:
I never really understood how hard this decision would be. I went on countless visits, talked to almost everyone you could talk to, and yet I always still found myself back at square one. A lot of people think it’s easy. But it’s not. When you have to make a decision of this magnitude, you can’t help but think of the impact that your decision has on others.
Two years ago, nobody knew who I was. I wasn’t even sure if basketball was my future, because at the time, football was my passion. Yet here I am, 17 years old, playing basketball, and making one of the toughest decisions of my life.
This whole process has been surreal for me. The fan support from each school has been incredible and the appreciation they showed me has not gone unnoticed. In two years, I have gotten to know some of the most powerful minds in college basketball, and legendary coaches. They are truly great people who love what they do. But unfortunately, playing for them all is not an option.
Because the truth is that all five of these schools are great choices for me. I would love to play for Leonard Hamilton and follow in the footsteps of my father at Florida State, where he played wide receiver and after a great career as a Seminole was drafted into the NFL. I would love to add to the rich tradition that Duke University holds on and off the court, and play for one of the all time great coaches, Coach K. I would love to go up to Chapel Hill, play for Roy Williams, and chase back-to-back National Championships at North Carolina. I would love to join Big Blue Nation and play for Coach Calipari at Kentucky, and I would love to join my close friend Michael Porter Jr. and play for coach Counzo Martin at Missouri.