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Fox knows playing with more talent takes pressure off him

De'Aaron Fox (McDonald's All-American Game Photo)

De’Aaron Fox (McDonald’s All-American Game Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

De’Aaron Fox scored 3,113 points during his high school basketball career for Cypress Lake High School in Texas and averaged 32.4 points per game as a senior.

Yet he admitted he was looking forward to his freshman season at Kentucky due to the talented teammates he’ll have.

“I really enjoy playing with more talent, just because it takes a lot of pressure off you,” he said. “I don’t have to do as much. I can actually play harder. Playing with the best players, it makes your game a lot easier.

“One of my goals was to try to reach 3,000 points, and I ended up doing that. But we didn’t make state, which was the ultimate goal. It’s all about winning.”

He knows Kentucky coach John Calipari will push him just as he has other point guards he’s sent to the NBA.

“The point guard is supposed to be the extension of the coach on the floor. It will be a lot of weight on my shoulders but I can handle it.,” Fox said.

He paid close attention to what Tyler Ulis did last season.

“His mouth doesn’t stop moving. He’s always talking, always telling people what to do because he knows what spot where everyone is supposed to be. Him and John Wall are probably going to be the toughest guards to live up to at Kentucky,” Fox said.

2 comments

  1. LarryC

    Love that Fox, Want The Challenge ! “

    1. Larry Vaught

      Fox is going to be a UK fan favorite

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