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Posted On: 06/19/18 1:59 PM
Living in the shadows of an NBA prospect is never easy, but Kobe Knox certainly handles his own.
The younger brother of Kevin Knox, a top rookie in this Thursday’s NBA Draft, Kobe Knox has emerged for Tampa Catholic.
He earned seldom playing time late in his freshman season and propelled that into a starting role for the 26-6 Crusaders. Knox averaged a team-best 13.9 PPG and shot 35 percent from beyond the arc as Tampa Catholic lost in the Class 5A state semifinals to eventual champion University School.
“My sophomore year was huge,” Knox told Prep Hoops. “It really built my confidence shooting wise and being able to handle the ball. The run we made all the way to the Final Four was special since nobody had us going that far.”
On Saturday, Knox earned his first college offer from North Florida.
“North Florida likes how good of a shooter I was, how I was always talking on the court and my ability to pass the ball,” Knox said. “Coach [Matthew] Driscoll is a great guy to talk to and that’s what they like good shooters.”
At 6’2″, 155 lbs., Knox is a dangerous threat as an outside shooter and his leadership as a passing guard is coming into play.
He’s been apart of E1T1 since the 8th grade and says this AAU season with the 16U team has been going well.
Knox called his biggest strengths his shooting and ability to find open people on the floor. He wants to get better at finishing at the rim.
He certainly isn’t done growing with his long arms and frame, but Knox is right, he needs to get stronger at the point of attack. When you watch him play, he is speedy and really good in transition but it is hard for him to win many one-on-one battles at his weight. His shooting touch is going to take him far though.