Knight to Play at Kentucky

April 16, 2010

Video highlights of Brandon Knight

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Brandon Knight has signed a financial aid offer to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, Head Coach John Calipari announced on Friday.

A senior at Pine Crest High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Knight ranks as the top recruit in the country by, fourth on ESPNU's Top 100 and is rated the No. 1 point guard by

“When you hear the name Brandon Knight, you think about a warrior on and off the court,” Calipari said. “This young man is as driven as any other player that I've ever coached. The possibility of having a year of credits before he enters college is unbelievable and he also has a 4.3 GPA.

“As a basketball player, when you are rated one, two or three in your class you know where you stand on the court. He's already being projected as a 2011 NBA Draft pick and rightfully so.”

The 6-foot-3 Knight averaged 32.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg and 4.0 apg in his senior season at Pine Crest. He earned McDonald's All-American honors and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the West a 107-104 win in the 2010 McDonald's All-American game.

Knight, a Jordan Brand Classic All-American, will play in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game on Saturday in Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.

Knight joins Enes Kanter and Stacey Poole Jr. in UK's 2010 signing class.