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.”
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.