Kentucky coach John Calipari, at the Garden for Saturday’s clash with Seton Hall, weighed in on Knicks rookie Kevin Knox’s early-season struggles — stressing his former Wildcats star was the second-youngest player in the draft and will ultimately succeed in the NBA because of his “multi-dimensional’’ skills.
John Calipari: “He’s got to figure this stuff. I told the Knicks and everybody recruiting — they’re 19, 18, 20, not 25 years old. But what you have is a 6-9, 6-10 player who’s multi-dimensional, who can score and is just going to get better and better when he matures and physically fills out. “He’s 19,” Calipari kept stressing. “He’s 19.”
During November, Akok mentioned turning pro right out of prep school as an option he was considering. He would be eligible for the next NBA Draft, since he earned his high school degree in the spring of 2018.