John Calipari got another five-star recruit on Saturday night, as Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. Knox is a Florida native and the No. 10 prospect in America in the class of 2017, according to his 247Sports Composite rating. A McDonald’s All-American, Knock joins another absolutely loaded recruiting class for the Wildcats – he is Calipari’s sixth five-star recruit in this class.
Knox’s commitment is newsworthy for two reasons. First, Kentucky was not expected to win the battle for his services. According to his 247Sports Crystal Ball, Duke was the overwhelming favorite to land Knox. North Carolina also had a few predictions registered. No one had him ending up in Lexington.
It’s also big because it led to Calipari riding around on a hoverboard in celebration. Calipari looked exactly as uncomfortable on top of the device as you would expect.