Brandin Knight

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Brandin Knight
Brandin Knight 2014.jpg
Knight in 2014
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Position Assistant coach
League Big Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1981-12-16) December 16, 1981 (age 36)
Livingston, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Seton Hall Prep
(West Orange, New Jersey)
College Pittsburgh (1999–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2005
Position Point guard
Number 20
Coaching career 2008–present
Career history
As player:
2003–2005 Asheville Altitude
2005 Houston Rockets
As coach:
2006–2007 Pittsburgh (Video)
2007–2008 Pittsburgh (Operations)
2008–2016 Pittsburgh (assistant)
2016–present Rutgers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Brandin Adar Knight (born December 16, 1981[1]) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant basketball coach for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He is the brother of Brevin Knight.

A 6'0" guard, Knight played for the Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team, where he scored 1,440 career points. He was one of ten players named to the 2002–03 Wooden All-American team and was Associated Press honorable mention All-American that same season. Knight was also selected as an Associated Press Third Team All-American and Sporting News Second Team All-American in 2002-02.[2]

In 2001–02, Knight was named Big East Conference co-Player of the Year, Big East Most Improved Player, First Team All-Big East, and was named to the All-Big East Tournament team. Knight achieved Second Team All-Big East honors in 2002–04. He was a two-time United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-Region selection (2001–02 and 2003–04) and a USBWA/NABC All-District Team selection in 2001–02. He won the USBWA Region Player of the Year in 2001–02.[3]

Knight finished his career at Pitt holding the school records for career assists (785), career assist average (6.2 assists per game), career steals (298), season assists (251 in 2001–02), and season minutes played (1,284 in 2001–02). Knight's #20 jersey was retired by Pitt prior to the Marquette game on March 4, 2009.[4]

He played professionally for two seasons with the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL. Knight signed a contract with the NBA's Houston Rockets, but suffered an injury two weeks later that effectively ended his playing career.

Knight grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and played high school ball at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey.[1]

Knight worked as Director of Basketball Operations for the Pittsburgh men's basketball team during the 2007–08 season and was promoted in June 2008 to an assistant coach following the departure of Orlando Antigua to the University of Memphis' coaching staff.

On April 13, 2016, Knight was officially introduced as the new assistant head coach for Rutgers following eight seasons at Pittsburgh.


  1. ^ a b Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball. Accessed February 24, 2011. "Brandin Adar Knight was born Dec. 16, 1981 in Livingston, the son of Mel and Brenda Knight."
  2. ^ Pitt Basketball 2008–09 Media Guide, pg. 132, accessdate 03–04–09
  3. ^ PItt Basketball 2008–09 Media Guide, pg. 133–134, accessdate 03–04–09
  4. ^ Brandin's Night: Pitt Retires Brandin Knight's No. 20 Jersey,, March 4, 2009. Accessed March 4, 2009.