Five-star small forward Kevin Knox turned down a $1.4 million dollar offer from a Chinese professional team to remain NCAA eligible.
Five-star small forward Kevin Knox is only 17 years old, but he’s already been faced with multi-million dollar decisions. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Knox’s father, Kevin Knox Sr., revealed that a Chinese professional team had offered his son $1.4 million to play one year overseas before entering the NBA Draft in 2018.
“I didn’t put much stock into the offer,” said his father, also named Kevin. “We politely said thanks but no thanks. He’s going to college.”
So now that turning pro is out of the question, where does the 6-foot-8, 205-pound small forward go from here? 247 Sports predicts that Knox will choose between one of the three colleges: Duke, Kentucky or North Carolina—with Duke being the heavy favorite.
According to 247 Sports, Knox is set to make his college decision on either April 28 or May 1, and it will be broadcast on ESPN for all his fans to see. Wherever he chooses to go, that program is getting one heck of a player.
Knox is the No. 2 ranked player at the small forward position in the 2017 recruiting class, per 247Sports.