Brandin Knight
Brandin Knight 2014.jpg
Knight in 2014
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueBig Ten Conference
Personal information
Born (1981-12-16) December 16, 1981 (age 40)
Livingston, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSeton Hall Prep
(West Orange, New Jersey)
CollegePittsburgh (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2005
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As player:
2003–2005Asheville Altitude
2005Houston Rockets
As coach:
2008–2016Pittsburgh (assistant)
2016–presentRutgers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
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Brandin Adar Knight (born December 16, 1981[1]) is an American basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He is the brother of Brevin Knight.[2]

A 6'0" point guard, Knight played for the Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team,[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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][7]

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 Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, 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. ^ Chris Iseman. "'He's ready to be a head coach': Rutgers assistant Brandin Knight helping lift Scarlet Knights". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. ^ Craig Meyer (20 October 2020). "How Brandin Knight took Pitt basketball from afterthought to national power". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  4. ^ Pitt Basketball 2008–09 Media Guide, pg. 132, accessdate 03–04–09
  5. ^ PItt Basketball 2008–09 Media Guide, pg. 133–134, accessdate 03–04–09
  6. ^ Brandin's Night: Pitt Retires Brandin Knight's No. 20 Jersey,, March 4, 2009. Accessed March 4, 2009.
  7. ^ Jim Carty (11 July 1998). "Scouts haven't learned from Knight". The Central New Jersey Home News. p. C5. Retrieved 21 March 2022.