Posted On: 10/25/17 12:15 PM
With great size and sharpshooting ability, it’s no wonder that Division I programs have been showing interest in Northside senior Seneca Knight.
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is still offer-less, but has a list of programs that have been showing interest in him of late.
“I know University of Houston likes me, and South Florida likes me. And we had a couple colleges come in last week and watch, like Incarnate-Word and Southern. Western Kentucky likes me, they’re supposed to be coming down soon,” said Knight, who also mentioned LSU-Alexandria was recruiting him.
With his senior season still left to showcase himself, Knight says he’s hoping to see that interest materialize into offers.
“I just hope the recruitment will pick up, and I’ll be able to get the offer that I’m looking for,” said Knight. “So that I can get a free education, and take a load of my mom and dad so they don’t have to worry about that.”
Knight has been known for his sharpshooting ability in the past, but has been spending his offseason working on becoming a more well-rounded prospect.
“One thing I emphasize is getting everyone else involved, making sure I get my teammates involved and everything. And my favorite part of my game is my scoring ability, and using my height and athleticism to get by defenders,” said Knight.
“One thing I really want to work on is my defensive ability; making sure I can be a lockdown defender, and being able to step out and guard anybody, no matter who it is.”
This spring and summer, rather than play 17U ball, Knight mostly worked out on his own to prepare for his senior season.
“I just took time off to work on my craft. I worked with my dad so I could go into my senior season where I want to be,” said Knight.
“I really worked on trying to get my shot more consistent. I’m labeled a shooter here in Louisiana, but I always think that could get better.”
And with his senior season at Northside on the horizon, Knight says leadership will be his key role.
“I’ve got to become more of a vocal leader, and need to interact more with the younger guys, making sure they know what to do,” said Knight. “One thing coach really wants me to do is help them out, and that will help the team out.”