Closer Look: De'Aaron Fox

Ranked as the nation’s top point guard heading into college, De’Aaron Fox’s high school performances were a sight to see game in and game out. In 20 games as a senior, Fox averaged 31 points and seven rebounds, often displaying a balance of athleticism, vision and defensive ability.

No game showed that the crafty guard was ready for the game’s next level than a 50-point outburst, including 10 made threes.



Throughout his time at Cypress Lakes High School, Fox led his squad to three Texas state championships, finishing his high school career playing in several of basketball’s most prominent games. After being named a McDonald’s All-American, Jordan Brand Classic Co-MVP and Texas Mr. Basketball, De’Aaron committed to the University of Kentucky.

As a Wildcat for 36 games, the 19-year-old averaged nearly 17 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals per game.

A floor general that’s an immediate playmaker, Fox finds his teammates, anticipates the opposition’s plays and scores when called upon.



That call for scoring came when Kentucky needed it most – during the NCAA Tournament in the Southern Regional Semifinals. Fox scored a college-high 39 points on 19 field goal attempts, getting to the charity stripe 15 times in addition to four assists and three rebounds.



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