The West Michigan Lake Hawks of the American Basketball Association(ABA) owners Harold Whaley and coach Ken Jenkins has recently discovered young new talent in the sports world. The Lake Hawks is giving the newcomer a opportunity to try and make final roster to begin play in November. Generously listed as a 6-foot-3 inch lead guard, 21-year-old, LaVantez Knight is coming from Chattanooga, Tennessee where he was on scholarship at TN Temple University, and has unique aspects to his young résumé with particpation in minor-leagues, prestigious camps, showcases, pro combines and tryouts including Bowling Green Bandits Free Agent Camp this past August. He was also in conversation and tryout process with Dallas Mavericks affiliate Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Knight went unselected in the 2014 NBA Draft but had a chance to play in Germany for that following season. While currently signed to G Basket Eko, certified FIBA agency based in Macedonia, his agent is Nikolas Bujukliev says Knight has “Exceptional talent with NBA potential. ” As a high school senior, Knight was a NCAA Division 1 borderline High-Major prospect rated by West Coast Hoops Report and was selected to Maxpreps Top 100 recruiting list. The Lake Hawks have been extremely active in the Muskegon community partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, The City of Muskegon Heights to hand out Christmas gifts, Timberland Academy for mystery reading night, they put on a basketball clinic at the Muskegon County Juvenile Detention Center and hold autograph signing nights. The West Michigan Lake Hawks was list no.14 in ABA preseason rankings.