Imhotep Charter senior forward Chereef Knox announced on his Twitter account on Thursday that he committed to St. Joe’s.
Knox becomes the second recruit in the 2019 class to sign with the Hawks under new men’s basketball coach Billy Lange. Last week, UCF sophomore forward Myles Douglass tweeted that he’s transferring to Hawk Hill. He redshirted last season after he averaged 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game as a freshman.
Before he committed to St. Joe’s, Knox told The Inquirer last fall that he almost committed to Hofstra, George Mason or Old Dominion. Knox changed his mind after talked with his family and Panthers coach Andre Noble, who believed it was best to keep his recruitment open. He also received interest from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Knox helped the Panthers win three straight Public League titles and state championships. He becomes the third Imhotep player on the roster to commit to a Division I program. Forward Donta Scott is heading to Maryland and guard Dahmir Bishop will attend Xavier next season.