The college basketball season was recently completed, and now that it’s behind us, it’s never too early to look forward to 2018. And when we do, one name that every fan needs to know is Kevin Knox.
The five-star small forward from Tampa is projected as a “one-and-done” player, and although he hasn’t yet picked a college, he will almost certainly have an impact wherever he goes. However, if one professional team had his way, Knox would have never played college ball at all.
That’s because according to a wide-ranging profile of Knox from the Tampa Bay Times, he had at least one offer to play overseas for over $1 million — an offer that his family said “no” to.
He has already turned down an offer to turn pro as soon as he graduates from Tampa Catholic. A professional team from China called his parents last month, offering $1.4 million for their son to play overseas for a year before entering the NBA draft.
“I didn’t put much stock into the offer,” said his father, also named Kevin. “We politely said thanks but no thanks. He’s going to college.”
While the headline “high school star turns down $1 million” is catchy, at this point, it shouldn’t be surprising.
Source: Fox Sports