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Tuesday / May 21.
  • Efrem Knight Says Son Hasn’t Committed; Gilchrist Visits UK

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    Despite rumors that Brandon Knight has committed to Kentucky, his father says there is no truth to it.

    ‘No, no he hasn’t committed to Kentucky,” Efrem Knight said Sunday afternoon by phone. “Everything’s still the same.”

    Asked when Brandon might make a decision, Efrem said, “Probably in a couple of weeks.”

    The 6-foot-4 Knight lists Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, UConn, and Miami as his final five.

    One assistant coach of a school recruiting Knight told me that, “They [Kentucky] are leading.”

    Efrem said the family would decide over the next few weeks and that Brandon had no plans to take additional visits.

    “No visits,” he said. “We’re done with that. We might watch some conference tournaments.”

    Knight scored 18 points Thursday but his Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest team lost to Tallahassee Rickards 70-46 in the Class 3A Florida boys basketball final.

    With his season done, Knight is committed to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game (March 31) and the Jordan Brand Classic (April 17), as well as at the Nike Hoop Summit April 10 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

    “It’s over,” Efrem said of his son’s regular season. “[We have] McDonald’s and Jordan and USA Basketball.”

    He once again said Brandon had not committed

    “There is no commitment,” he said.


    Michael Gilchrist, the 6-7 junior wing from Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick ranked No. 1 in his class, attended the Florida-Kentucky game Sunday.

    Gilchrist’s season ended prematurely when St. Patrick was banned from the New Jersey state tournament because head coach Kevin Boyle admitted to holding six out-of-season practices.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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