Evaluation: Knowles has good length and athleticism and is at his best when he’s facing the basket. He has a consistent jump shot and excels in transition where he’s able to handle the ball in open court, can take the rock coast to coast and initiate the break or finish on the other end of the court. Knowles is also a solid shot-blocker who can come from the weak side to accumulate blocks. However, he really needs to improve his strength. He’s extremely skinny and developing more muscle mass would help him finish through contact, rebound and defend the low post, among other things.
Notes: Committed to Houston September 11, 2011 along with Danuel House