Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Knox Talks Florida State Visit, Timetable for Announcement
By JACK LeGWINTAMPA, Fla. — While Tampa Catholic’s game was postponed two minutes into the third quarter against Tampa Jesuit because of a slippery floor, it didn’t stop Kevin Knox from putting up 18 points in 17 minutes.
Right after the game was halted, Knox said that he was planning on heading to Tallahassee immediately for an official visit to see the Seminoles play Virginia Tech Saturday night.
“That’s the plan,” Knox said. “We are planning on leaving [Friday night], going back to the house to get my stuff then heading up there later tonight.”
As for what Knox expects from the visit, he said he’s not expecting it to be much different than any other visit he’s gone on.
“Just pretty much the same as the last visit I went on really,” Knox said, referring to his November official to Duke. “They’re going to take me around, go to the coach’s house. Say some things to try to convince me to go there. Every school does that, though. It’s going to be great, though, I’m going to the Virginia Tech game, so it’s going to be a great experience and a good game.”
As for the other three schools, he said that all of them stay in touch on a daily basis. Coaches from all three schools watched him at the recent John Wall Holiday Invitational, where Tampa Catholic fell to DeAndre Ayton and Hillcrest Prep (AZ) in the championship game.
“Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky have all come to see me,” Knox said. “I still have the Kentucky visit later this month for when they play Kansas, and that’s going to be a great game. All of those schools are high on my list, so I’m looking forward to moving forward with that.”
Looking towards a timetable on making a decision, Knox said to expect one to come after the season in the early spring.
“Those four are basically the same,” Knox said. “North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and FSU are all staying in touch with me every day. I’m going to make my decision after the season, though. I’m going to come up with a decision in late February, early March.”
As for the way he wants to announce his decision, Knox says he’s already decided on the forum.
“I’m doing a Bleacher Report video,” Knox said. “My dad talked with the producers, so we will start that up in February. Of course I’ll do that on Twitter and everything as well, but that’s how I’m going to do it is on Bleacher Report.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.