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Justin Knox
Justin Knox

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/13/1989

Experience:
1L



2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 32 games and started 31 ... named the SEC Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... also named to the SEC All-Academic team ... averaged 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in more than 20 minutes per game ... scored SEC highs of 12 at Arkansas and Mississippi ... had back-to-back double-digit outings against Quincy and Georgia Tech ... had a career-high 12 boards against Florida A&M ... posted 10 rebounds in the win over Georgia Tech ... recorded a career-high with 14 points against Chattanooga ... had two or more rebounds in every game except the season opener ... scored in double-figures in six games ... converted on 48.3 percent of his shots from the floor ... was second on the team with 22 blocks.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Played in 19 games, all in a reserve role...averaged 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game...shot 80 percent (12-15) from the free-throw line for the season...played a season-high 20 minutes at Kentucky on Feb. 9...tied his season high with six points and had three rebounds against Kentucky...also scored six points at Mississippi on March 1...had a season-high seven rebounds against Southern Mississippi on Nov. 23...matched the seven rebounds against Mississippi on Feb. 13...an Academic All-SEC honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala....the 2007 Alabama State Gatorade Player of the Year...the 2007 4A State Player of the Year...averaged 16 points, 15 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3 blocks per game as a senior in 2007...named to the 2007 AHSAA All-Tournament team after scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against Madison County in the AHSAA semifinals...had four triple-doubles and two 20-rebound games as a senior...blocked 13 shots in a 2007 game against Tuscaloosa County...coached by Robert Watson...helped Central win the 2007 Class 4A Regional Champion...a 2007 Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star...the Most Valuable Player for the Alabama team in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Game, scoring 22 points and grabbing seven rebounds...a member of The Tuscaloosa News West Alabama Super Five in 2007...a 2007 All-State selection...averaged eight points and eight rebounds as a junior in 2006 after coming back from a knee injury...missed his sophomore season at Central after tearing his left knee patellar tendon...played AAU ball for Birmingham Raptors ... a member of the National Honor Society in high school...was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Central ... majoring in pre-business...born Jan. 13, 1989...son of Erick Shelton and Vanessa Knox...has a younger brother, Jeremy, and a younger sister, Olivia.