NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men’s basketball Head Coach Dana Ford announced the signing of Kamar McKnight (Toronto, Ont.) on Tuesday. A junior college transfer from Georgia Highlands College, McKnight will have three years of eligibility with TSU beginning with the 2017-18 season.
"We are very excited about the addition of Kamar McKnight," Ford said. "He is a team-first guy that comes from an outstanding program in Georgia Highlands. He has the ability to play multiple positions for us and, at the same time, make an impact on our program."
Last season, McKnight was a key contributor for Georgia Highlands, one of the top junior college programs in the nation, helping the Chargers finish with a 32-2 overall record.
The 6’4, 205 pound combo guard, who sat out the 2015-16 season, posted 10.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game during his first season on the court while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from three-point range. McKnight scored in double figures 15 times, including a season-high 23 points against South Georgia State College. He helped Georgia Highlands win the NJCAA Region XXVII Championship and earn a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in 2016-17.
Prior to enrolling at Georgia Highlands, the Toronto, Ont. native was a three-star recruit according to ESPN’s recruiting rankings coming out of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in New Jersey. Playing the 2014-15 season alongside current TSU player Daniel Cummings (Toronto, Ont.), McKnight helped guide St. Benedict’s Prep to a 31-6 overall record and a New Jersey State Prep Championship.
McKnight joins the recruiting class that includes November signees David Morris (Erie, Pa.) and DaJion Henderson (Los Angeles, Calif.).