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Brandon Knight
Round 1, Pick 8
Position: PG
Class: Freshman
School: Kentucky
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6'3"
WT: 185
Biography: Knight is the fourth straight freshman point guard to leave a John Calipari-coached program for the NBA. He was preceded by Derrick Rose (No. 1 pick in 2008) and Tyreke Evans (No. 4 pick in '09) at Memphis, and John Wall (No. 1 pick in '10) at Kentucky. Like those that went before him, Knight could also go in the top five. Knight helped lead Kentucky to its first Final Four appearance in 13 years this spring, hitting a pair of game-winning shots during the NCAA tournament run. His driving lay-up helped the Wildcats escape an upset bid by Princeton in the second round, and his pull-up jumper with five seconds left allowed Kentucky to knock off top-seeded Ohio State in the regional semifinals. Knight, an all-SEC first-team selection, was fourth in the conference in scoring with an average of 17.3 points. His 657 points were the most by a Kentucky freshman, and he also broke the school's freshman record by knocking down 87 3-pointers. Knight was second in the SEC in assists at 4.2 per game but also averaged a league-high 3.2 turnovers. His decision-making improved immensely over the course of his first year, however, and he seemed to get more comfortable running the offense. Knight has excellent instincts on the court and a high basketball IQ. He has excellent range, connecting on 37.7 percent of his 3s, and is also able to drive the lane and finish in traffic. Knight is considered more of a combo guard than a pure point guard, but he's perceived as one of the best guards in the draft and will almost certainly be a lottery pick.

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Brandon Knight
2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
17.3 42.3 4.0 4.2 79.5
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