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12 - Brandon Knight

Kentucky 

  • Birthday: 12/2/91
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 177
  • Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
  • High School: Pine Crest
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Jason Terry/Jrue Holiday

Strengths: Heady point guard with great size and explosive scoring ability ... Very natural scorer with an effortless shooting ability and excellent instincts off the dribble ... Very quick in half-court situations ... Great first step ... Penetrates the defense and gets into the paint with ease ... Possesses a good-looking runner, which can be extremely useful for point guards at the next level ... A fast runner in the open court ... Makes good decisions in fast-break opportunities ... Great size for a point guard, standing 6'3.25" in shoes with a 6'6.75" wingspan ... Uses his length and solid athleticism to finish well around the rim ... Looks comfortable with the ball in his hands ... Creates shots well for himself ... Uses a lot of hesitations and fakes to get himself open ... Shoots the ball often and with confidence ... Already has NBA three-point range ... Likes to surprise the defense with a quick pull-up jumper just inside the arc ... Doesn't get rattled easily ... Thrives in high-pressure situations ... Had a reputation for being a clutch performer in high school and has certainly lived up to that at Kentucky (game-winners against Princeton and Ohio State in the NCAA tournament) ... Unselfish passer who looks to keep his teammates involved ... Good timing in pick and roll situations ... Very smart defender that doesn't gamble for steals a lot ... Has the quick feet and long arms to stay in front of his man and deny penetration ... Highly competitive and mature ... Had a 4.0 GPA at Kentucky, which suggests that he is also responsible off the court ... Only 19 years old with a strong work-ethic and a high upside ... Will continue to improve ...

Weaknesses: Not a pure point guard ... Ball handling ability needs a lot of work. His dribble is too high and will be easy to pick unless he improves upon it ... Passing ability is respectable, but not intuitive ... Very turnover prone, especially when trying to create for others ... Gets caught trying to make "home run" passes at times, when a more conservative approach would save his team the possession... Efficiency leaves something to be desired ... Only shot 42.3% from the floor... Very streaky shooter ... Takes ill-advised shots, which aren't really a problem when he's hot, but can make you scratch your head if he wasn't having a good game to begin with... Athletically, his leaping ability is fairly average... Isn't a real threat to explode vertically or dunk on the defense ... At 177 lbs, he'll get pushed around by the stronger guards in the NBA ...

Overall: Knight is a ton notch prospect with a great future ahead of him ... He isn't a complete player yet, but he's only 19 and has a lot of time to improve ... John Calipari-coached point guards (Rose, Evans, Wall) have all seen a lot of success in the NBA and Knight looks to be the next in line ... Any team looking to add a franchise point guard from this year's draft will have to take a hard look at Knight ... He won't stay on the board for long, and he'll have a good chance of being a top-5 pick ...

Tyler Ingle 6/11/11

Strengths: Big point guard with excellent size and speed and scoring ability … Extremely fast player who excels pushing the ball up the court …. Has a tremendous first step to get by opponents off the dribble … Strong one on one player … Excellent at driving to the basket, good body control, and a quality finisher on the move … Very creative passer … Quick decision maker … A fierce competitor, really steps his level of play up in big situations … High motor guy. Plays with a high level of intensity and passion … Strong work ethic, constantly looking to improve both his body and game … His body has seen an impressive transformation from his sophomore to senior year of high school … Has an excellent jumpshot with range out to 3 point … Good shooter off the dribble … An excellent defender who uses his length and quickness to stay in front of his man … Drew 2 changes per game as a senior in high school … Very smart, engaging young man with a bright future …

Weaknesses:
A solid athlete but not a huge leaper … At times tries to force the issue offensively instead of taking what the defense gives him … Will need to improve on his floater in the lane. Many of his scoring opportunities in high school came from getting by his man and all the way to the rim where he rarely got challenged. He’ll have more to deal with on the college and NBA levels … A little streaky. When he’s going well he’s deadly. But can go through slumps as he showed during the high school showcase all star games …

Notes: Knocked down the game winning three pointer at the 2010 McDonald’s All American game … Put up 48 points in a nationally televised game (ESPN2) as a senior ...

Aran Smith 7/6/10

NBADraft.net Interview

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2010-2011 UK 35.9 17.3 4.0 4.2 3.2 1.33 0.7 0.2 2.2 0.423 0.795 0.377 1.28
Per Game UK 35.9 17.3 4.0 4.2 3.2 1.33 0.7 0.2 2.2 0.423 0.795 0.377 1.28

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2010-2011 UK 38 1363 217 513 136 171 87 231 657 25 128 153 159 120 25 8 83
Totals UK 38 1363 217 513 136 171 87 231 657 25 128 153 259 120 25 8 83

YouTube Clip – 4/22/2010

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