Father of 5-star recruit Kevin Knox says they turned down $1.4 million to play in China

Kevin Knox, the nation's No. 8 recruit for 2017, is a highly sought prospect considering Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida State and Missouri.

In addition to his college recruitment, he's also getting recruiting pitches from overseas.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Knox turned down a lucrative offer for $1.4 million from a professional team in China, an option that would allow him to make money for one year before becoming NBA draft eligible.

"I didn't put much stock into the offer," Knox's father Kevin told the Tampa Bay Times. "We politely said thanks but no thanks. He's going to college."

That's good news for one college team who will be lucky enough to land his services. The 6-foot-8 Knox is one of the best available recruits that hasn't signed with a school, and could become a game-changer for one of the five programs left on his list.

Although Knox turned down the offer in China, he still has a bright financial future ahead. His family took out a $1 million insurance policy for protection in case of injury before he cashes in at the NBA. But if he develops into the NBA talent that many project, he'll be worth plenty more than that.

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