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Literally No One Predicted Kevin Knox Would Pick Kentucky

It isn't often a surprise when Kentucky lands a five-star recruit.

But in the case of Kevin Knox, it really was a stunner.

On Saturday night, Tampa (Fla.) Catholic five-star small forward Kevin Knox announced a commitment to Kentucky. He chose the Wildcats over Duke, Florida State, Missouri and North Carolina.

When a player chooses a school, usually a few insiders or people in the know will have pegged him to pick that program. Not so with Knox.

Not one prediction in his 247Sports Crystal Ball went for Kentucky. Duke was the overwhelming favorite, followed by UNC. Even Kentucky writers were picking Duke.

Adding to the shock factor, a number of writers and recruiting experts tweeted about how unexpected this was.

I guess the lesson is never count out John Calipari.

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