John Starks on Kevin Knox: “Playing for Calipari, you have to be a tough kid”

Former New York Knick guard John Starks told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson that he likes current Knicks rookie, Kevin Knox. Press Play Below To Listen!

Kevin Knox is already one of the most talked about rookies in the NBA Summer League.

The Kentucky forward led his Knicks team to a 91-89 victory against the Atlanta Hawks behind and 22-point, eight-rebound stat line and a dunk that was all over everyone’s Instagram timelines and SportsCenter top ten plays!

Former Knick, John Starks is a fan of Knox. “I like him, I really do,” John Starks told me on Scoop B Radio.

“I think he has has a great upside to him.”

 

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Riddle me this: Starks has one or two degrees of separation from Knox.

Kevin Knox’s dad, Kevin Knox, Sr., won a national championship in 1993 at Florida State with former New York Knick point guard, Charlie Ward, who played quarterback.

Ward, a Heisman Trophy winner that year, chose hoops over football and became teammates with Starks a year later.

Knox’s dad was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL Draft. “He’s an athlete, so he comes from an athletic family,” said Starks.

“Watching him a little bit in college; I didn’t get a chance to watch him a lot. I like what I saw in those times he was in college. So, he seems like he’s a tough kid. Playing for Calipari, you have to be a tough kid.”

Retired New York Knick, John Starks. Photo Credit: NBA.com

Knox was a deadly three-point shooter in his lone season as a Kentucky Wildcat. He was named the SEC Conference 2018 Freshman of the Year. The forward out of Kentucky averaged 15.6 points per game. He loves being a Knick and loves his new coach, David Fizdale.

“‘Fiz is a player’s coach,” Kevin Knox told me.  

“A lot of knowledge, a lot of x’s and o’s, great coach.”

 

Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is the host of the Scoop B Radio Podcast. A senior writer at Basketball Society, he’s had stops as a staff writer at The Source Magazine, as a columnist and podcast host at CBS and as an editor at RESPECT. Magazine. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, swimming and finding new sushi restaurants. 

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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a columnist at Basketball Society. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former Nets legend, Albert King, WFAN's Evan Roberts and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. Scoop B has also been a writer and radio host at CBS, a staff writer at The Source Magazine and managing editor/columnist at RESPECT Magazine. He's a graduate of Don Bosco Prep, Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com

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