2024 five-star small forward Karter Knox commits to Kentucky

July 6, 2023; North Augusta, S.C., USA; Florida Rebels 	Karter Knox (21) during the Team Thad and
July 6, 2023; North Augusta, S.C., USA; Florida Rebels Karter Knox (21) during the Team Thad and / Katie Goodale / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Kentucky men’s basketball team has landed another massive commitment. The commitment is from 2024 five-star small forward Karter Knox. Knox ended up choosing the Cats over schools like Louisville and South Florida. Also held offers from schools like Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Illinois, and LSU.

Knox visited Kentucky on the weekend when the Cats took down Georgia 105-96. Knox joins his Overtime Elite teammate Somto Cyril as a Kentucky Wildcat. Karter is the younger brother of former Cat and NBA player Kevin Knox. 

Here is what Adam Finkelstein (247 Sports) said about Karter Knox: “Knox is a true three-range scorer on the wing. He’s not quite as big as advertised, but he compensates with long arms, a naturally strong build, soft hands, good timing in a variety of different circumstances, and a versatile skill set.

”While he’s a shooting threat from three with a soft natural ball and compact release, and even capable of making some threes on the move, he’s proven to be most efficient inside the arc to this point in his career. He has very good perimeter footwork, can attack to either side off the dribble without wasting much motion, and plays through contact while doing so. He is a consistent pull-up threat in the mid-range area and is showing an increased willingness to punish smaller defenders in the post. He’s shown flashes of passing ability and unselfishness and is also a quality rebounder on the wing.”

It is safe to say that John Calipari and the coaching staff were pushing for Karter Knox to be a Wildcat. And that has finally happened. Karter Knox is now the sixth commitment for the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2024 recruiting cycle. He joins five-star center Jayden Quaintance, five-star combo guard Boogie Fland, five-star small forward Billy Richmond, four-star center Somto Cyril, and four-star point guard Travis Perry.