No. 1 point guard De'Aaron Fox commits to Kentucky

11/12/2015 06:10 PM

LEXINGTON — Fox is officially a Wildcat.

De’Aaron Fox, the No. 1 point guard in the nation, has committed to the University of Kentucky as part of the Wildcats’ 2016 recruiting class.

The five-star prospect from Katy, Texas, who models his game after NBA star Russell Westbrook, announced his decision live on ESPNU on Thursday night, picking UK over Kansas, LSU, and archrival Louisville. lists the 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard as the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2016 class, and Scout recruiting director Evan Daniels says Fox could be the next addition to a long line of great Kentucky point guards:

  • “Kentucky is getting an elite-level talent at the point guard position,” Daniels told KSTV Thursday evening. “I just think [Fox] has tremendous upside — maybe as much as anyone in this class. Obviously, this is a guy that truly is going to mesh well with how [John] Calipari runs his program, and I think past point guards is the reason why he decided to commit to Kentucky.”

One of those great Kentucky point guards, John Wall, who is now an NBA All-Star with the Washington Wizards, congratulated Fox on Twitter after the announcement:

Fox becomes the fourth member of Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class, joining five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel (No. 10 overall), four-star forward Sacha-Killeya Jones (No. 29 overall), and talented New Zealand forward Tai Wynyard (not ranked due to being an international prospect).

Click below to watch Daniels’ complete breakdown of Fox’s commitment on KSTV:


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest KSTV Sports info delivered to your inbox.