Kentucky forward Kevin Knox is one of the current college basketball players identified in this morning's big Yahoo! Sports report. The big question is whether Knox and the others involved have eligibility concerns moving forward.
Knox's father, Kevin Knox Sr., has already spoken up about the issue. He says he is not concerned about things.
Knox Sr. says that he has never met with former NBA agent Andy Miller or his associate Christian Dawkins, whose bank records and expense sheets are the basis for the Yahoo! report.
The report lists Knox as one of the players that met or ate with Dawkins, though as is the case with Miles Bridges, families and advisers have also been involved. From SEC Country:
“Obviously the investigation is still going on, but the only comment I can say is I’ve never met Christian Dawkins before or Andy Miller, and if they sat next to me at the grocery store, I wouldn’t know who they were,” Kevin Knox Sr. said. “Out of respect for the NCAA investigation and the University of Kentucky investigation into this, I’d just say that I’ve never met Christian Dawkins or Andy Miller before and leave it at that.”
Schools have not yet announced whether they will bench the players listed for eligibility concerns. Kentucky's next game comes against Missouri on Saturday night.
Asked if his son will play Saturday against Missouri, Knox Sr. said, “As of right now, yeah, because those are just allegations.” He added that he’s spoken to officials at Kentucky since the report published early Friday morning and “they haven’t told us anything [about Knox’s eligibility], so I guess you’d say the situation is still fluid at this point in time.”
“When you say do I feel good going forward, I’ve never met them, so yeah, I feel great,” he said.
Kevin Knox is a major player for the Wildcats this season, averaging 15.4 points and 5.6 rebounds.
He is not the only name connected to the Wildcats in the report. Former Kentucky stars Nerlens Noel and Bam Adebayo reportedly received loans, according to Dawkins's sheet.
According to SEC Country, Kentucky has not issued a response yet. Expect to hear from all of the schools named in the report in the coming days.