Knight officially put his name on everyone's map with that game-winning jumper against Ohio State. The freshman point guard has seemingly saved his best for when it matters the most and is playing at another level in the NCAA Tournament.
During the regular season his play was rather underwhelming. Despite playing nearly 36 minutes/game Knight averaged just 17.2 ppg and was a very streaky shooter, as evidenced by his 43.2 field-goal percentage. He struggled as Kentucky's primary ball-handler, with just a 1.32 assist/turnover ratio.
But in terms of raw ability, Knight is off the charts. He has elite athleticism and is incredibly quick on both ends of the floor. He also has ideal size to be a point guard at 6'4" and 183 pounds, though he may be better suited to play shooting guard in the NBA.
Kentucky, like North Carolina, has more than its share of stars. Whichever player steps up the most in the next round will be rewarded in the NBA Draft. Right now Knight looks like a top 10 pick. Will he keep playing like one?