By Maxwell Ogden
Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander opened up on what makes former teammate and current New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox special.
New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox is the latest in the long line of NBA prospects who played for the Kentucky Wildcats at the collegiate level. It’s a program that focuses a vast majority of its resources on helping players make the transition to the next level.
While it’s still early in his development process, Knox is looking the part of the next success story to emerge from the University of Kentucky.
Knox was the headlining recruit in a class that featured two lottery picks: He and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Gilgeous-Alexander was selected at No. 11 overall by the Charlotte Hornets, which ultimately sent him to the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to Marc Berman of The New York Post, Gilgeous-Alexander offered an evaluation of Knox and how his game should translate to the NBA.
“It’s the same Kevin I saw day-in and day-out, but with the NBA spacing and better players around him,” Gilgeous-Alexander told The Post at Thomas & Mack Center. “It’s only making him better. I expected this from Kevin. I knew he was a really big talent and things like this were going to happen to...