Negele Knight Pride of the Flyers
In the late 1980s Negele Knight produced many memorable moments in a Dayton Flyers uniform. When Knight left the friendly confines of UD Arena he also became the last Flyer to showcase his talents in the NBA.
After helping the Flyers win the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, now the Horizon League, tournament and reach the second round of the 1990 NCAA tournament, Knight was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns with the 31st overall pick.
Throughout his time in Phoenix, he spent more than three seasons as Kevin Johnson‘s backup at point guard. During his third season in 1992-93, Knight started 35 games and averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 assists per game.
He was traded to the San Antonio Spurs at the start of the next season for a second round draft choice. The change of scenery helped Knight post the best numbers of his NBA career. That season Knight averaged 9.2 points, 3.0 assists and 22.1 minutes per game in 65 contests.
His stay with the Spurs was brief however. Following the season, San Antonio signed Avery Johnson to play point guard released Knight.
The former Flyer, who holds 10 school records, latched with the Portland Trail Blazers for the first three games of the 1994-95 season before being released. He spent the rest of the season with the Detroit Pistons.
Prior to the start of the 1995-96 season, Knight signed with the Charlotte Hornets, but was waived before the season started. Knight went and played in Europe for three seasons before being signed midway through the 1998-99 season by the Toronto Raptors. While with the Raptors Knight appeared in six games and scored just eight points after spending most of the season on the injured list.
Knight later went on to play for the Kansas City Knights of the ABA, according to the Phoenix Suns Web site.