By LARRY VAUGHT
Freshman guard De’Aaron Fox says he doesn’t have any particular game on Kentucky’s scheduled circled as one he can’t wait to play.
But he also would not deny after scoring 21 points in Sunday night’s 93-69 win over Canisius that Tuesday’s game in New York against Michigan State could be special.
“I mean, those guys want to play us. We go out the next game and do what we are doing and I think we will be fine,” said Fox.
He knows Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges, who played at Huntington Prep and picked Michigan State over UK, and played against him in AAU>
“I know him pretty well. He is a strong guy who can get up and down the floor. He played two, three, four and has been putting up good numbers since he has been at Michigan State,” Fox said.
Fox did have some friendly conversations with future Michigan State players during all-star games last spring knowing they would be facing each other in November. He said it was all “friendly” on both sides.
“On the court, you just cut all ties. We aren’t going in saying we are about to be friends. We are going in saying it is a game,” Fox said.
He won’t let playing in Madison Square Garden impact him, either. He says he knows some of the history of Madison Square Garden and that many great players, especially in the NBA, have played there.
“They have concerts and football games and stuff. But I don’t want to go in (thinking it is more). I mean, it is another arena. There is no wall behind the goal. I mean, you have people sitting behind the goal. Go in and think of it as another game,” he said.