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De’Aaron Fox Is Heading to the NBA

De’Aaron Fox is taking his talents to the league. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox officially made the announcement that everyone knew was coming the moment he committed to UK in November 2015. He is officially declaring for the NBA Draft and hiring an agent.

The Katy, Texas native was as good as advertised during his time in Lexington. He finishes his career averaging 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

In just his seventh career game, he recorded just the second triple-double in Kentucky basketball history when he had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Arizona State in the Atlantis Showcase down in the Bahamas.

The tough stretch Kentucky went through during the middle of the season coincided quite a bit with the rough stretch that Fox went through individually (ankle injury and illness).

Fox and the Cats both bounced back strong to end the season. De’Aaron became the closer at the end of games with his ability to get to the rim, knock down mid-range jumpers and make clutch free throws. When the Cats needed scoring against UCLA in the NCAA tournament he delivered that unforgettable 39-point performance. Whatever Kentucky needed in the SEC or NCAA tournaments, Fox did his best to provide it. His All-SEC, SEC Tournament MVP and All-NCAA Regional Team selections are evidence of this.

Big Blue Nation definitely enjoyed their experience with De’Aaron Fox as their point guard. Hopefully his transition to the next level with his many fellow Cats brethren is amazing too!

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