Athletes

Athlete Feature - A closer look at High School Phenom, Kobe McKnight: Britannia Bruins

ATHLETE PROFILE:

Kobe McKnight 

6'2 shooting guard 

Right handed shooter

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Kobe McKnight is an amazing and dynamic player out of Britannia Secondary School on the east-side of Vancouver, BC. He is currently in grade 11 playing on his school’s senior team as a starting shooting guard. Both his opponents, and his teammates speak very highly of his game and his ability to make plays at the offensive end.  He has been consistently putting up 30 point games this season, and has become a more mature and balanced player overall. Kobe attributes his improvement to many hard hours of training with the team, and on his own time with his dad.

Coming from an athletic family, Kobe was introduced to the game of basketball from a young age and has been hooked ever since. He looks up to his favourite NBA player Kobe Bryant, and always wears Kobe shoes on the court.

Recently McKnight and his fellow teammates competed in the 2017 Jr. All Native basketball tournament held every February in Kamloops, BC. After being eliminated last year Kobe was keen to come back and bring home the win. Throughout the season Britannia had only lost one game to former teammate Jordan Gladstone. Their teams met again in the championship game of tournament, where Kobe put on a spectacular individual performance recording 35 points to earn himself the MVP award for the tournament and lead Britannia to win the tournament.

While Kobe has stood out in high school, he has plans to play college ball after he graduates, with the dream of eventually being able to play professionally. He believes the first step that he needs to take is being recognized and recruited by a notable D1 school in the states, but is not sure where exactly he wants to go. Kobe is excited about what the future will bring.

Vancouver basketball wishes the best for Kobe and his future athletic aspirations, and is happy to have him as this week’s featured athlete.