Pistons scouts thought Knight was college basketball’s fastest player a season ago.
Brandon Knight’s speed is certainly one of his best attributes, but at first blush and without being able to immediately name a faster play, he didn’t strike me as quick enough to be the fastest player in the country. Patrick suggested Isaiah Thomas and Kemba Walker were slightly faster.
For what it’s worth – there’s a difference between in-game speed and a pure running test – Knight tied for the fourth-fastest sprint time in DraftExpress’ database for 2011 players.
You might have heard of one of the players ahead of Knight: Vernon Macklin.