By LARRY VAUGHT
Brandon Knight joked during the NCAA Tournament that he Ã¢â‚¬Å“guessedÃ¢â‚¬Â his grade-point average was 4.0 since he had made all AÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s during his time at Kentucky. That prompted a question about his favorite class.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My favorite class is probably anthropology. That is one of my favorites right now at least,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is the study of humans across the world and how they interact with each other, their different cultures and how it is different from the American culture.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He even went on to explain more about why he liked the class.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There is tribe called the Dinka Tribe and cows are very important to them. They have over 200 names for different types of cows. That is kind of interesting to me just to learn and understand what different things meant to their culture,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Knight said his parents sent him to Pine Crest High School in Florida because of academics, not athletics.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is one of the best schools academically in my area and my parents wanted to challenge me academically. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry how that would impact me athletically,Ã¢â‚¬Â UKÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading scorer said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I knew they were not great athletically. I was going to play with a lot of different guys and we did our best to succeed athletically as well as academically.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He even took his books on AAU road trips so he could study to maintain his high grade-point average.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I did take books with me. I am not sure what other guys did, but I had to take my books because over the weekend if you did not do your work when you got back you might be up to 4 in the morning trying to finish,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Knight didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even mind taking his books to the Final Four.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We had to bring our books here. We have study hall, but I like that. I just had a couple of assignments to do, but there was no reason not to do them or stay caught up,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.