Brevin Knight is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and is a point guard. Knight went to the Saint Joseph’s School for his elementary and middle school levels while his high school years were at Seton Hall Preparatory School where he led the basketball team to the state championships. Knight’s hard work paid off as he was named to the Newark Star-Ledger’s All-State first team.
Stanford University decided to sign Knight out of high school and thus began a successful career in college.
At Stanford, Knight ended up with the highest number of assists, with 780, as well as steals, with 298. He was also the third highest scorer in the history of the school with 1,714 points to his name. In the 1997 NBA Draft, Knight was picked at 16th overall with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In his rookie year at the NBA, Knight grabbed a lot of attention by becoming the leading NBA player in steals per game. This also got him into the NBA All-Rookie Team. However, all the promise of good times ended with the end of his rookie season. In his four seasons with the Cavaliers, Knight only managed to have a high point average of 9.6 points per game. He had 8.2 assists in his rookie year, but that slowly dipped to 4.2 by the time he was in his fourth season at Cleveland. From 80 appearances in his first year, Cleveland only handed Knight 6 games in 2000 before trading him out to the Atlanta Hawks.
Knights luck and game didn’t improve much at Atlanta. He played 47 games with 6.1 assists per game while his 3.4 rebounds per game was the highest in rebounds, for his career. Although he started 43 of the 47 games, Knight only managed 6.9 points per game and was soon sent packing again, this time to the Memphis Grizzlies.