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Knight closing in on a decision

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The top prospect in the Rivals150 Brandon Knight came up one game short in Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest High School's quest for a state championship. Now the 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard can focus on choosing a college.
"There is nothing really going on with my recruiting," Knight told Rivals.com. "I'm just working on narrowing it down and will make a decision soon."
Miami is no longer in the running for Knight, who will chose between Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida and Syracuse. Knight has visited all but of these schools except for Syracuse.
"I probably won't take any more visits," he said. "There is a chance I'll take an unofficial to Syracuse."
A recent rumor has Knight wanting to stay in state and play for Florida while his parents would like for him to play for Kentucky. This simply isn't the case according to Knight.
"My parents and me are definitely on the same page," he said. "I don't know how that rumor got started. There is no definite leader for me right now, but I'm starting to get a feel for the different schools. There are different things that I like about all the schools."
Knight, who averaged 33 points, nine rebounds and five assists per game, will balance on the court and off the court concerns when he does make a final decision.
"As far as basketball goes, I want to have a good relationship with the coach," he said. "I want to play where I can succeed, win and get better. I also want to be comfortable with my situation at the school. I want to be comfortable with my peers and my surroundings."
Brandon Knight scouting report:
Knight might not be a freak athlete like the top point guards before him, but he possesses a complete game of an elite nature. His physical strength and tight ball handling get him wherever he needs to be on the court. And his shooting skill and court vision allow him to consistently finish plays. On the other side of the ball he is an elite defender who more than adequately rebounds his position. Top off all of this with high level competitiveness, and you have the top prospect in the country.
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