Many fans will remember Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox as the point guard who thoroughly outplayed the more hyped Lonzo Ball in the NCAA Tournament.
“With that being said, I’ve decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and I will be signing with an agent. I think I’ve had a pretty good freshman season through the guidance of our coaching staff and I think it’s time for me to live out my dream,” Fox said in a statement.
Fox is projected as a top 10 pick, DraftExpress.com currently has his going No. 6.
Fox is a dynamic playmaker, especially when he’s aggressive (see the UCLA tournament game). He’s at his best in transition, has a good change of speeds, has good size for a point guard at 6’4″, and has the handles to create well off the bounce (or coming off a pick) in the halfcourt. He likes to set up teammates. The challenge is he needs to be a more consistent scorer and shooter himself (24.6 percent from three this season). He’s also got the potential to be a very good defensive point guard, which is a big draw to teams.