Boys basketball: TC’s Karter Knox helps USA U17 team to world title — July 20

Six years ago, Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox played a pivotal role in helping USA Basketball’s under-16 national team win a world title. The experience did wonders for Knox, whose stock skyrocketed. 

He ended up getting selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game before going to Kentucky and becoming a lottery pick via the New York Knicks. 

This summer, Knox’s younger brother, Karter, has followed a similar path, at least when it comes to playing on a world stage. 

Karter, a rising junior who is already a five-star recruit, was selected for the USA’s under-17 squad. He played well, averaging 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists while leading the team to a world title. 

The accolades are not the only pouring in for the phenom. So is the interest from major college programs.

This summer,  Karter has picked up offers from Auburn, FSU, Kentucky, LSU and Texas, among others. He is rated No. 1 in the state and 11th nationally in the 2024 class by ESPN. 

This past season, Karter averaged 20.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the Crusaders.