The recruitment of Kevin Knox should come to an end soon, but it’s still one of the murkier recruitments of the 2017 cycle.
At various points in recent months, we’ve seen Duke, North Carolina and even Missouri appear to be favored for the five-star wing out of Tampa, but it looks like the Tigers have lost this race.
According to Rivals.com’s Gabe DeArmond, Missouri won’t be the pick for Knox:
Hearing from multiple sources #Mizzou won’t be the choice for Kevin Knox. Tigers made strong late effort, but that leaves NC, Duke, UK, FSU— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) April 24, 2017
Missouri has been viewed as either the leader or a close second for Knox ever since he took his official visit there, and it looked like he was seriously considering teaming up with Michael Porter Jr. in Columbia.
That would have been a heck of a duo in the SEC, but it looks like it will forever be a pipe dream as Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida State look to seal the deal.
As of late, Knox’s crystal ball has gotten mostly picks for Duke, but I think Kentucky has a chance to make a bigger case for Knox coming if Hamidou Diallo stays in the NBA Draft. Problem is, that may take another month before a resolution is reached, so the best-case scenario for Kentucky may be if Knox pushes his announcement back.
If Knox does make his decision next week, I’d expect it to be Duke or North Carolina.