DE’AARON FOX

Status: UK signee
Point guard | 6-4 | 170
School: Cypress Lakes
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Twitter: @Swipathef0x

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      Fox closed his spectacular high school career by being named a finalist for the Naismith player of the year award and earning invitations to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic.
      The future UK point guard averaged 32.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior in a season that included eight games with 40 or more points.
      Fox emerged as the nation’s No. 1 point guard last summer, and he earned a scholarship offer from John Calipari in the process.
      That seemed to be the offer that Fox was waiting on. UK immediately jumped to frontrunner status in his recruitment, and the talented Texan announced his commitment to the Wildcats during the early signing period.
      247Sports analyst Jerry Meyer says Fox shares some attributes with a couple of former UK point guards.
      “He reminds me of John Wall in a lot of regards,” Meyer told the Herald-Leader. “Better shooter than John at the same stage. He’s probably not as explosive at the rim. And it’s tough to say he’s as fast as John, but he’s right there. … They both have a great feel for the game.
      “In Kentucky terms: He’s a lot of John Wall, with Brandon Knight-type shooting.”
      Scout.com’s Evan Daniels calls Fox one of the “ultimate competitors” in the class of 2016.
      “Part of that is the mental toughness in his game,” Daniels said. “He is a competitor. This guy doesn’t back down. When he’s on the court, he’s looking to compete, he’s looking to win and he’s looking to make plays.”
      Fox chose Kentucky over fellow finalists Kansas, Louisville and LSU. DraftExpress.com already projects him as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, meaning he would only spend one season with the Wildcats.
      “De’Aaron Fox has speed, he has scoring ability, he can really pass and he can guard the ball,” Calipari said when Fox signed in November. “But those are things that can be said about different players. The intangible that I really loved is that every player wants to play with him. This whole class wants him to be the guard on the team. When I found out how much they loved him, I nicknamed him ‘the General’ because they all want to play for him.”

Tracking Fox
Date Opponent W/L Stats
Nov. 16 Yates W 44 pts, 10 rebs, 7 asts
Nov. 19 Tomball Memorial W 27 pts
Nov. 20 Seguin L 43 pts, 10 rebs, 4 stls
Nov. 21 Westbury Christian W 34 pts, 5 asts
Nov. 25 Atascocita L 20 pts, 8 rebs, 5 stls
Nov. 28 MacArthur W 31 pts, 12 rebs, 6 asts
Dec. 1 Sevenlakes W 31 pts, 10 rebs, 4 rebs
Dec. 7 Bryan W 43 pts, 12 rebs
Dec. 10 Alief Hastings W 29 pts, 7 stls
Dec. 11 Summer Creek W 32 pts, 10 rebs
Dec. 11 Dekaney L 46 pts, 14 rebs
Dec. 12 North Shore L No stats available
Dec. 18 Foothills Christian (Calif.) L 28 pts
Dec. 28 Robinson (N.C.) W 35 pts, 12 rebs
Dec. 29 High Point Christian (N.C.) L 29 pts
Jan. 5 Village W 30 pts
Jan. 8 Cypress Fair W 25 pts
Jan. 12 Cypress Woods W 34 pts
Jan. 15 Cypress Ranch W 30 pts
Jan. 19 Langham Creek W 22 pts, 6 asts
Jan. 22 Cypress Springs W 22 pts, 7 asts
Jan. 26 Cypress Ridge W 27 pts
Jan. 29 Cypress Ranch L 36 pts
Feb. 2 Jersey Village W No stats
Feb. 5 Cypress Woods W 50 pts
Feb. 9 Cypress Falls W 35 pts, 10 rebs
Feb. 12 Cypress Ridge W 33 pts
Feb. 16 Cypress Creek W 42 pts
Feb. 23 Eisenhower W 12 pts
Feb. 26 Bellaire W 35 pts
March 1 Davis W 40 pts
March 4 Dobie W 40 pts
March 5 Houston Tech L 24 pts

 

“Basically, I see everything you want to see in a point guard. It would be very difficult to identify a major weakness in his game. Obviously, there’s room to improve and polish up his game, but he has the entire skill package, and the athleticism, length and intangibles you look for in a point guard.”

– 247Sports.com’s Jerry Meyer

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