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Monday / June 5.
  • Duke, Kentucky Commits Trying to Sway Kevin Knox

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    Kevin Knox remains one of the highest-profile uncommitted prospects in the Class of 2017.

    And his friends who have now committed are hitting him up hard to get him to join them.

    “I’m getting a lot of texts,” Knox, who is down to Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State, told USA Today. “It’s pretty cool; all those guys are my boys so it makes sense.

    “Both Wendell and Gary at Duke have been hitting me up a lot,” said the 6-foot-8 Knox, who is ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 100. “Quade, P.J. and Nick have been hitting me too wanting me to team-up with them. I just came back from FSU last weekend and so, of course, I got the speech about what playing there would be like. Then North Carolina fans are crazy about me so they’re constantly hitting me up, so I get a lot of contact from people from each school.”

    Wendell Carter Jr. and Gary Trent Jr. are two-thirds of Duke’s current 2017 class.

    Quade Green, P.J. Washington and Nick Richards comprise three-quarters of Kentucky’s current class.

    Despite all the love, he’s not bound to any package deals.

    “Yeah package deals aren’t my thing,” Knox said. “I’ve always said that in my blogs. If it works out that the school I pick is the best school for me and it’s a school that one of my boys goes to then that’s great, but I just don’t like saying it’s a package. That’s not me, but I’ve got a lot of great options.”

    Duke was Knox’s first official visit — and the only one prior to the NCAA early signing period Nov. 9-16.

    He’s slated to visit Florida State (Jan. 7-9), Kentucky (Jan. 28-30) and UNC (Feb. 4-6).

    “I’m still going to make my decision in February or March,” he said.

    Knox is currently projected as the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft per DraftExpress.com.

    Five-star basketball prospect Kevin Knox talks about his recruitment, which includes blue-bloods UK, Duke and North Carolina.

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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.