|No. 4 – Maccabi Ashdod|
|League||Israeli Basketball Premier League|
March 29, 1989 |
|Listed height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Listed weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|High school||George Rogers Clark
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2013–2015||Ironi Nes Ziona|
|2015–2016||Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia|
Preston Demond Knowles (born March 29, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He formerly played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals.
High school and college career
Knowles attended George Rogers Clark High School in his native Winchester, Kentucky. He stayed in the state for college, signing with Louisville, playing in the Big East Conference of the NCAA Division I, in 2007. Playing for the Cardinals, he was noted for his work ethic, defense, and three-point shooting, regularly amongst the best in the Conference in shooting percentage from three.
The American then returned home, signing with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League in January 2012. He finished the 2011–12 season with the Armor, averaging 7.3 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in nearly 17 minutes per game after playing 31 games.
After another stint with Dnipro-Azot in which he didn't play a competitive game, Knowles moved to Greek Basket League K.A.O.D. American Genetics in October 2012. He finished the 2012–13 with 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in more than 27 minutes per game after playing in 23 games.
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