Five-Star Plus+ Karter Knox updates college recruitment

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton09/26/23


Karter Knox is one highest-ranked uncommitted prospects in the class of 2024. The 6-foot-6, Five-Star Plus+ small forward recently updated his college recruitment at Overtime Elite’s Pro Day in Atlanta, where Knox took home On3 MVP honors.

Knox, who is competing on scholarship at OTE, released a top eight in May. Auburn, Arkansas, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, South Florida and the NBA’s G-League Ignite made the cut.

The five-star has taken official visits to two programs — Louisville and Kentucky (thought of as the top contenders). Knox says he’d like to make return trips to both schools, as well as visits to Arkansas and South Florida. He broke it all down with On3.

Knox talks programs involved

Kentucky: “They really just want me. They think they can make me a one-and-done, and go to the pros. They think they can really develop my game and they think I fit in their style of play. Cal really loves me and the coaching staff really loves me. When I went there (to Lexington), it was really like a basketball city. Kentucky, that’s really all they got. The fans are crazy for Kentucky and the stadium will be packed damn near every game.”

Louisville: “We talk pretty frequently (with Kenny Payne). He really tells me the same thing. He thinks I can go to the league, turn the Louisville team around, and be a one-and-done. He thinks since he got my brother to the league (Kevin Knox) then he can get me to the league also.”

Arkansas: “Musselman is a really good coach. He told me he wants me to be positionless. He wants to put me on the court and play anywhere. So that’s really what he told me. He thinks he can really develop my game.”

South Florida: “That’s hometown. I’m really familiar with the coach (Amir Abdur-Rahim) and he coached Anthony Edwards (at Georgia) who is one of my favorite players. He really developed him into being a dog. My brother (Kobe Knox) goes there too.”

The early signing period is steally approaching (opening on Nov. 8), but Knox, a native of Riverview, Fla., is in no rush to make a decision. He says he will likely make his commitment sometime in the spring.

Scouting Report

“Karter Knox is a lengthy and explosive wing. His frame is very projectable and already physically developed, and he has broad shoulders with arms that flow down; should add good weight relatively easily once he gets to a college strength and conditioning program. He is a straight-line driver off the bounce. Gets into the paint and violently attacks the rim, playing way above it. He plays well out of the dunker spot, is an apt back door cutter, and attacks the offensive boards. Would like to see him develop the jump shot more, at least become average in the catch and shoot. The form and release are ok, balance points and trajectory are inconsistent. He is a strong straight-line driver, needs to develop a counter or two if he gets his path cut off. There is a lot of upside defensively. He has great length with quick twitch and explosion. Can switch down a line up and guard fours also the athleticism to run with twos and threes. Will need to continue tightening the mechanics and keeping a consistent motor. Is the younger brother of NBAer Kevin Knox.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Knox is the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle. He’s also the No. 3 small forward prospect and the No. 2 player in Georgia. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.