#25 Tom Knight
Returned for a fifth season in 2013-14 … played in 99 career contests in an the charity stripe versus the Cyclones. Irish uniform and earned 26 starts … scored 365 points (3.7 ppg.) and grabbed 244 rebounds (2.5) … finished his career with 59 blocked shots … owned a 50.5 percent career field-goal percentage (154-305) … started 23 of 55 games in final two seasons … scored in double figures in eight career contests.
FIFTH SEASON (2013-14):
Along with teammates Eric Atkins, Pat Connaughton and Garrick Sherman, served as a captain during the 2013-14 campaign … appeared in 27 games and made seven starts in his final season in an Irish uniform … scored 105 points (3.9 ppg.) and grabbed 85 rebounds (3.1 rpg.) … also finished with 16 blocked shots, 11 assists, and nine steals … connected on 45-84 from the field (.536) and 15-22 (.682) from the free-throw line … played 384 minutes and (14.2 mpg.) … started first four games of the season against Miami (Ohio), Stetson, Indiana State and Santa Clara … also earned starts against North Dakota State, Canisius, at Virginia and Pittsburgh … scored in double figures in two contests … led Notre Dame in rebounding three times in final seven contests of the season … grabbed a season-high nine rebounds at Boston College, hauled in six rebounds at Miami and eight at home against Georgia Tech … also netted 10 points in win at Boston College … in both double-figure scoring efforts of the season connected on 5-7 shots from the field … blocked a season-high two shots versus Boston College and Georgia Tech … finished with six points in win over Georgia Tech at home, in addition to playing a season-high 23 minutes … netted eight points and grabbed four rebounds in win over Indiana in the Crossroads Classic .. scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds versus Army.
SENIOR SEASON (2012-13):
Appeared in 28 games, including 16 starts … posted career-high marks in points (154/5.5 ppg.), rebounds (97/3.5 rpg.), blocked shots (26), assists (21) and steals (8) … played a career-high 489 minutes (17.5 mpg.) … received the team’s most improved player award … was 64-131 (.489) from the field and 26-35 (.743) from the free-throw line … scored in double figures six times … averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in BIG EAST play … started the final 16 games of the season … first start of the campaign occurred in a 73-65 win at USF and he recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots … was 8-10 from the field against the Bulls … in the following game he scored 10 points and hauled down four boards in a career-high 33 minutes of action to help the Irish top Villanova, 65-60 … was 5-7 from the field and finished with 11 points in a 71-54 setback at Providence … produced a solid all-around performance in a 62-41 victory over Cincinnati as he deposited 12 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out three assists along with two steals and one blocked shot … scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best nine boards in a 69-61 triumph over Rutgers in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship … made a career-high six free throws (on seven attempts) against the Scarlet Knights … shared team-high honors in points with 14 in a 76-58 loss to Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Championship … was 4-4 from Returned for a fifth season in 2013-14 … played in 99 career contests in an the charity stripe versus the Cyclones.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12):
Played in a career-high 30 games, including three starts … notched 86 points (2.9 ppg.), 46 rebounds (1.5 rpg.), 14 assists, 15 blocked shots and seven steals … totaled 266 minutes (8.9 mpg.) on the court … made his first career start in the Maryland contest … also earned starts against Maine and Dartmouth … scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots in 25 minutes of action in a 65-47 win over Dartmouth … made four free throws (on four attempts) against the Big Green … deposited nine points in a 106-65 besting of Sacred Heart … played in 16 of the team’s 18 regular-season BIG EAST contests … grabbed six rebounds at St. John’s … tallied six points and three boards against Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship … scored four points and had two assists against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Championship … also had two assists versus Sam Houston State, Maine and Sacred Heart.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11):
Played in 14 games … registered 20 points (1.4 ppg.) and 16 rebounds (1.1 rpg.) … had three assists and two blocked shots … made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Georgia Southern and was a perfect 3-3 from the field and 1-1 from the free-throw line en route to seven points in the Irish victory … also had four rebounds in his Irish debut … matched his season-high total with seven points in a win over UMBC … also hauled down a season-best five rebounds against UMBC … played a season-high nine minutes against both Georgia Southern and UMBC … played in six BIG EAST regular season games and one conference tournament contest … scored his first BIG EAST points in a win at DePaul … hauled in one rebound in the third-round NCAA Championship contest versus Florida State.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10):
Did not see game action during the 2009-2010 season.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award (2014) … Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Community Service Award presented by the Saint Joseph Valley Regional Medical Center (2014) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014) … Notre Dame Most Improved Player Award (2013).
Concluded his career as the all-time leading scorer at Dirigo High School with 1,326 career points … four-year letter winner under head coach Gavin Kane … captained team in his senior season … honored as the Maine Mr. Basketball as well as a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee … was selected Lewiston Sun Journal Player of the Year as a senior … also named Most Outstanding Player by the Maine Sunday Telegram in final scholastic season … Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2009 after averaging 22.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.5 blocked shots, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals … two-time all-state honoree … garnered all-conference honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … named outstanding player of the Western Maine Classic Tournament … helped Dirigo to three conference championships (2007-09) and a regional title in `09 while compiling a 76-11 (.874) record … posted back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2007-08 and 2008-09 and finished 20-2 and 21-2, respectively … played in the New England Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge … selected and attended Reebok All-American Camp … led his AAU team to an 11th-place finish at the AAU Junior Nationals in `07 … averaged 16.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots as a junior and netted 13.4 points and 7.5 boards in his sophomore season.
Full name is Thomas Francis Knight … the third of five children … has an older brother Kevin and an older sister Holly, in addition to two younger sisters Hannah and Rachel … was a member of the Dirigo High School Student Council … son of Karl and Kathy Knight … mother was a track and cross country runner for the University of Maine, while father played basketball at Bowdoin College … born in Farmington, Maine… Notre Dame Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) officer … served as the SAAC Monogram Board liaison along with being the ACC SAAC representative … participated in Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a degree in management consulting.