• St. Francis — Nothing is pointed in the right direction for the Milwaukee Bucks at present.

    But if and when they do get things turned around, point guard Brandon Knight promises to be an integral part.

    The 22-year-old Knight is showing leadership skills in his first season with the Bucks, after arriving with Khris Middleton in the late July trade that sent Brandon Jennings to Detroit.

    Knight put on an eye-popping performance at the Staples Center on New Year”s Eve, when he scored a career-high 37 points in a Bucks victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

    He had 25 online slots points against Phoenix on Saturday and played tough defense against Golden State”s Stephen Curry while adding 18 points in the Bucks” 101-80 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night.

    “Brandon is coming along real fine,” Bucks coach Larry Drew said after Wednesday”s practice at the Cousins Center. “I love his relentless attack on the rim. When he goes to the basket, he”s not afraid of the collision. That just tells you how much heart he has.”


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  • Two weeks after scorching the Knicks for 36 points, Brandon Knight put on a show in Hollywood with a career-high 37 points–and with Brandon Jennings in attendance for good measure.

    As Brandon goes, so go the Bucks?

    That’s a phrase Bucks fans have a long history with, having spent the last few seasons watching the Bucks’ mediocre fortunes ebb and flow with the mercurial talents of Brandon Jennings. And even with a new Brandon in town, it’s proving a similar story in the 13/14 season.

    Since returning from a pair of hamstring injuries, Brandon Knight has averaged 23.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 4.8 apg on .473/.455/.870 shooting in five Bucks wins, numbers that don’t include his 26-point/14-assist line in an overtime loss in Charlotte or the 36 points he dropped against the Knicks in another overtime loss. Either way, the implication is clear: when Knight is playing well–and on this Bucks team that usually involves Knight scoring points–the Bucks suddenly seem like a competitive basketball team.


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  • He’s a published poet. His charcoal sketch hangs in his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home. “When you walk in the door, you see it,” his mother, Tonya, said last week.

    The Florida Boys’ Choir invited him to tour with them. His classmates sat enthralled as he recited Shakespeare.

    Brandon Knight is more than simply the University of Kentucky’s point guard. Much more.

    His wide range of experiences befit a person raised to be the antithesis of a one-and-done anything.

    “No one should be one-dimensional,” Tonya said. “Everybody should have options. We tried to raise him to always have options in this world.”

    Continue Reading…(Kentucky Sports)