With the eighth pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected guard Brandon Knight. He spent one season at the University of Kentucky before entering the NBA Draft.
In his one collegiate season, Knight averaged 17.3 points per game for the Wildcats. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Kentucky went 29-9 during the 2010-11 season, and Knight helped lead the Big Blue to the Final Four, where the Wildcats lost to eventual champion UConn.
In his interview with ESPN after he was drafted, Knight said he is ecstatic to be picked by the Pistons. While he didn't work out for Detroit, he said he had done a little bit of homework on the team.
Knight was also asked about some people not considering him to be a true point guard. He responded that he proved his play on the court this past season by leading Kentucky to the Final Four. The Pistons would certainly like him to be a true point guard rather than a combo guard considering they already have one in Rodney Stuckey, but at the very least Knight has a lot of upside and potential.