Throughout the past few months, Brandon Knight has been rumored to be a Kentucky lean and has thought to have been close to committing.
Well the heat has been turned up in South Florida this week, and it seems as if Brandon Knight is close to sealing a deal with a school. Much of the local sources seemed to speculate that Florida and Miami were more in the mix for Knight.
But most national sources and scouts even in the state of Kentucky seemed to believe that the possibility of being a point guard under John Calipari and following in the footsteps of Rose, Evans, and Wall was just to much not to turn down.
The No. 1 rated player and PG in the 2010 class was expected to pick straight from six schools or so without narrowing down his list. So far, it seems that he has unofficially narrowed it down with Kentucky, Miami, Florida, and Connecticut being the only schools remaining with a strong chance. Syracuse and Kansas also remain in the running.
Many recruiting analysts say that according to their sources Knight was supposed to commit after his visit to Miami last week. Dustin Rumbaugh of Kentucky Sports Radio seems to think that Knight is ready to make a decision pretty soon as well. Jeff Drummond from Kentucky Ink recently spoke with Turgenia Knight, Brandon’s mother, regarding his recruitment process. “Things are going pretty good,” Turgenia Knight said. “I think he’s got things narrowed down, and hopefully he’ll be making a decision and an announcement pretty soon.
He’s done all of his visits, which is something he said he wanted to do from the beginning, and he’s done his homework on all the schools. I think he’s ready to sit down and make the decision.”
At this point, that might be a broad statement because we have heard twice since the AAU season that he was close to committing and still hasn’t pulled the trigger. But according to Mrs. Knight, she says the time is soon. All the signs point to UK being the primary decision but no one knows for sure now. On Friday, Knight’s Pine Crest Panthers (FL) play against 2011 Florida commit Austin Rivers’ Winter Park (FL) team at Florida Atlantic University on ESPN2