Knight carving his own path out of Wall's shadow

By: AP
By: AP

HOUSTON (AP) - Kentucky guard Brandon Knight is stepping out of
the shadows of his talented predecessors during the Wildcats' run
to the Final Four.

Knight has knocked down two game-winners during the NCAA
tournament, carving out his own identity in a point guard
fraternity that includes Derrick Rose and John Wall, both of whom
were coached by Kentucky's John Calipari.

Calipari says Knight's fearlessness comes from his tireless work
ethic. Knight considers himself a perfectionist, a trait he
inherited from his parents.

Knight will face off against UConn star Kemba Walker on
Saturday. Walker dominated the matchup when the teams met in
November, but Knight has grown considerably over the last four
months. UConn coach Jim Calhoun has called him among the best
freshmen in the country.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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