San Jose State/LSU transfer Seneca Knight told me that he will visit BYU next week, sometime between July 15-17. BYU is looking to fill the last scholarship for the 2021-2022 season and Knight is the team’s top target at the moment.
Knight is a 6-7 guard/wing that was Third-Team All-MWC during the 2019-2020 season for San Jose State. Knight played in only four games this past season before withdrawing due to COVID concerns and transferring to LSU. Knight never played for LSU and entered the portal once again a couple weeks ago. He was one of the MWC’s top scorers two seasons ago, averaging 17.1 ppg, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Knight shot 40% from the field, 29% from three and 77% from the foul line. He had three games with over 30 points, including a career high 37 points. A big body on the perimeter, Knight does a great job attacking and getting to the free throw. KenPom ranked him in the top 40 nationally for fouls drawn per 40 minutes. Knight will be a junior this upcoming season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Knight visited Georgia Southern Thursday and is also in touch with Virginia Tech and Minnesota, among others. I like BYU’s chances right now. Knight would be a major piece for BYU and fill a need as a big body that can attack the basket. Knight or Gideon George would likely start at the three spot, but both players will have major roles regardless of where they fit in the rotation.
Knight has yet to officially set a decision date, but I could see an announcement coming late next week. You can watch highlights from Knight below.