Kevin Knox, one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2017, reportedly turned down a $1.4 million offer from a professional team in China.
On Saturday, Bob Putnam of the Tampa Bay Times reported the team called Knox's parents and made the offer, which would have allowed him to play for a year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft.
Instead, the 5-star prospect will attend college, and his list of schools is down to North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Florida State and Missouri.
"I didn't put much stock into the offer," Knox's father, Kevin, said, per Putnam. "We politely said thanks but no thanks. He's going to college."
Paris Has Been Partying for 48 Hours
Ronaldo's First Day at Juventus Was Epic
The Best Photos from the 2018 World Cup
Blind Skateboarder Is Defying the Odds
Relive Some of the World Cup's Best Moments
Happy 30th Birthday to 'The Notorious'
Town with World Cup Fever Brings Rocket League to Life
Artist Paints Over LeBron's 'King of LA' Mural
OBJ, Harden Go Viral with #InMyFeelingsChallenge
Artist Paints World Cup's Top Stars Using Toothpaste
Did LeBron Really Skip His Own Pizza Party?
There's No Offseason for NFL Workout Warriors
England Legends Convinced 'It's Coming Home'
He Is Following in Forrest Gump's Footsteps
Training with Neymar Looks Like Fun
Watch Boogie's 🔥from Last Season 📽️
Car Jumping Is Pure Motor Mayhem
150-Foot Waterslide Is Simply Epic
LeBron's Top 10 Plays of 2017-18
Norman Goes on Shopping Spree for Detained Families
Knox is the No. 7 overall player in his class and No. 2 at his position. He is 6'8", and Scout lists his length, his versatility, his ability to play multiple positions and his athleticism among his strengths.
According to Putnam, the 17-year-old is expected to make his college decision between April 26 and May 10.
While Knox turned down the $1.4 million offer, his family took out a $1 million insurance policy to provide protection in case of injury before he attempts to cash in on his talent at the NBA level.
Recruiting information courtesy of Scout unless otherwise noted.
For more news, rumors and related stories about college basketball, check out the college basketball stream on Bleacher Report's app.