It’s been an interesting week to say the least for Kevin Knox.
The freshman forward was linked to the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption. In a Yahoo Sports report, Knox was listed as someone who met or had a meal with Christian Dawkins, who was part of ASM Sports Agency which is at the center of the FBI’s probe.
On Saturday morning, Kentucky issued a statement regarding the new report, and they determined no rules violations occurred, so Knox is in the clear for now.
After Kentucky beat Missouri 87-66 Saturday night, Knox declined to comment about his name being linked to the scandal rocking college athletics.
“I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about the win tonight,” Knox said. “A big win over Missouri.”
Knox did admit it’s been a tough week for him to remain focused, but at the end of the day, all that matters is basketball.
“With everything going on it has been a good week, just been blocking everything out. I had two good days of practice before this game. Last time, they gave us a good one at their place so we just made sure that we focus on the game going on. “
It helps that Knox had a father, Kevin Knox Sr., who had also played on a national stage for a team competing for a national title at Florida State.
”I mean, that is just what Cal trained me for and my dad trained me for in life, just to block everything out, all the negative stuff, and just be able to play my game. Tonight, like I said, I had two good games of practice and I wasn’t really focused on anything else that was going on. I got in the gym, got some shots up before and practice. I just got here and came out aggressive tonight.”
Knox would finish with a team-high 21 points in a 21-point win over the Tigers.