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The Kevin Knox Blog: Kicking off the season, friends committing, Lil Uzi and more

Kevin Knox is an elite wing with “wow” factor athleticism, a  reliable jump shot and a motor that won’t quit; evident in why he’s ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 60. Knox claimed a gold medal last summer at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship and pumped in 30 points and 11 rebounds a game at Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.) this season. That kind of production has college basketball heavyweights like Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida State, among many others, all in hot pursuit. Now Knox has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a blog.

Kevin Knox

What’s up world, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I’m back to catch you guys up now!

We’ve got our first official game Wednesday and we’re all really excited about it.

We had a few preseason games at the St. Pete Classic and went 1-1.

We won one game by 50 and we lost one by three. I was in foul trouble that game and only played two quarters, but I played well.

I can already tell that we’ll have to work on our chemistry and we need to make sure that everyone knows their role and plays it at all times. It’s early so we’ve got time to fix it.

The goal is definitely to win a state title and I think we’ve got a shot as long as we continue to work hard and stay together.

Individually, I want to break the school’s scoring record and the county record too. I think I’ve got a great shot at both.

The biggest things that I want to improve on in my game is being more physical defensively. A lot of coaches tell me that I have what it takes to be an elite defender at the next level so that’s something that I’m working on. I also want to improve my three-point shot.

On the weekends I go in to the gym with my dad and shoot until I get about 700 makes. It’s really hard to do, but it’s a drill that really improves your jump shot.

It usually takes me about an hour and a half to get that many makes.

Of course a few guys have committed to different schools here lately and some of them have been reaching out to me wanting me to join them.

I’m still looking at committing after the season though.

I’m gonna get out to some games this year and see how the teams do.

I’ve got two officials to FSU and Kentucky in January then I’ll finish it off in February at North Carolina.

I’m looking forward to all of them.

I just want to sit back and see how the teams play this season and see who sticks around after the season and who stays and things like that.

OK, other than basketball, I’m definitely listening to Lil Uzi’s new album right now.

I’m a big fan and the album is fire!

I listen to 21 Savage a lot too. He’s my favorite rapper right now.

School is going great for me; we’re just getting ready for exams with the Christmas break coming up soon. I’m planning to have a strong finish in the classroom!

OK, once again this was Kevin with another blog, thanks again for reading and I’ll be back soon with another update.

Don’t forget to follow Kevin Knox:

Twitter: @kevin_knox23

Instagram: @kknox_23

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