BY LARRY VAUGHT
Some like to describe Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox Jr. as the same type of player as NBA star Kevin Durant because they are similar size, both shoot well from outside and both can play multiple positions.
“It’s not fair to single out Kevin Durant or any player as his game is like,” said his father, Kevin Knox Sr. “Instead, I would say you are talking about a high caliber athlete who can defend multiple positions from the one to the four.
“We have done that on high level on Nike EYBL. He guarded (7-foot center) De’Andre Ayton. Kevin is a very explosive athlete, a person who can take off 6 inches from the free throw line and dunk or who can hit NBA 3’s or attack the basket.”
His father admits his son does watch players like Durant and Paul George to add parts of their game to his.
“I think he has some of several players in him and he’s always watching and trying to learn more things to add to his game,” Kevin Knox Sr. said.
He was proving he had done just that at the USA under 19 team tryouts until he tweaked a hamstring and had to withdraw from the tryouts last week.