BYU Transfer Seneca Knight Cleared To Play

Sep 24, 2021, 1:14 PM | Updated: 1:15 pm
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 15: Seneca Knight #13 of the San Jose State Spartans drives the ball against the UNLV Rebels during his game at the Thomas & Mack Center on January 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 98-87. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – BYU basketball’s transfer Seneca Knight tweeted that his waiver has been approved meaning he is cleared to play in the upcoming season.

Knight comes to BYU from LSU. He picked BYU over Idaho and Georgia Southern, who rounded out his top three schools. This is his second undergraduate transfer.

Knight is a 6-foot-7 guard/forward who can play a variety of positions on the floor. He provides the type of versatility BYU’s coaching staff was looking for when filling their final scholarship spot on the 2021-22 roster.

When asked why he chose BYU over other schools Knight credited the coaches.

“The coaches and the experience that they have along with the great players that they have over there with Caleb (Lohner), they just signed Te’Jon (Lucas), and then, of course, Alex Barcello. So being able to get out there and meeting them on the visit recently I just took, I fell in love with the place,” said Knight to KSL Sports.

The basketball career for Seneca Knight before BYU

Knight grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the son of Seneca Knight Sr., a former Grambling defensive lineman who played for the legendary Eddie Robinson. Knight Sr. was a blue-chip football recruit coming out of high school in the state of Alabama.

The younger Knight opted for the hardwood instead of the gridiron. At Northside High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, where his hoops career began taking shape, he became a varsity player for the first time his junior season. Once his prep career was over, San Jose State was the only program that offered him a scholarship. So naturally, he pounced on that opportunity.

At San Jose State, Knight played two full seasons with the Spartans, earning third-team All-MWC honors his sophomore campaign; he averaged 17.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. After opting out of last season due to COVID-19, Knight returned to Louisiana, transferring to LSU this past January.

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