No. 24 Knox joins Kentucky’s 2nd-ranked class

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Personnel WriterMar 9, 2024, 08:22 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Karter Knox, one of the leading unsigned

    elders in the country, announced his commitment to Kentucky on Saturday.Knox, the more youthful bro of previous top-10 NBA draft pick Kevin Knox, selected the Wildcats over a last list that consisted of Louisville, South Florida and a return to the Overtime Elite program.He had strong ties to each finalist. Kevin Knox played his college ball at Kentucky

    , and older brother Kobe presently dips into South Florida. On the other hand, present Louisville coach Kenny Payne recruited Kevin when he was an assistant under John Calipari at Kentucky.Editor’s Picks

    1 Associated A 6-foot-6 wing from Tampa, Florida, who joined Overtime Elite last summer, Karter Knox was named a McDonald’s All American and is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the 2024 class.After averaging 19.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 16 games with the Florida Rebels on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summertime, Knox balanced 23.1 points and 5.9 rebounds with Overtime Elite during the regular season. He has actually played very well in current weeks, consisting of two 30-point efforts in the OTE playoffs.Knox joins the nation’s second-ranked recruiting class behind Duke and is the sixth ESPN 100 possibility in Calipari’s 2024 group. Five-stars Jayden Quaintance(No. 14) and Johnuel”Boogie” Fland( No. 15)lead the way, while Knox, Billy Richmond(No. 39 ), Somto Cyril (No. 46) and Travis Perry (No. 71 )complete the group.Kentucky will require to reconstruct its border group after this season, with freshmen Robert Dillingham and Reed Sheppard both ranked amongst the leading 5 players in ESPN’s 2024 NBA draft rankings.Fellow freshmen D.J. Wagner and Justin Edwards are both projected as second-round draft choices must they decide to leave Lexington early, while Ugonna Onyenso, Zvonimir Ivisic, Antonio Reeves, Tre Mitchell and Aaron Bradshaw are all ranked in the leading 75. Reeves and Mitchell are both seniors and out of eligibility after this season.

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