Following a heart breaking loss to the No.1 seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, it is safe to say that Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox will be a lock in for the NBA Lottery in this upcoming draft. All season long at Kentucky, Fox showed of his great skills.In college he averaged 16.7 points, 4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He is a ready NBA prospect and has been acknowledged for great skills. He excels in his defense and picking apart defenses with his elite speed. Entering the NBA, he will already be one of the fastest players in the league. His only inconsistency is his shooting ability, from the 3pt range in particular.
While at Kentucky, Fox played hard and worked for a triple double by putting up 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 115-69 victory over Arizona State. Despite Kentucky’s history of elite players, this is only the second triple double in school history following Chris Mills in 1988. Fox was consistent all season long and steady showed improvement in areas which he didn’t excel in. During the NCAA tournament, Fox was Kentucky’s leading scorer, averaging 21.5 points per game. Throughout the season their leading score was the elite scorer/slasher Malik Monk. During the tournament Fox dominated the point position and led the Wildcats to a few victories. During the tournament against Lonzo Ball and the UCLA Bruins, Fox was able to manage 39 points and beat a team that had defeated the Wildcats during the regular season.
After the releases of various mock drafts, Fox is expected to be a top 10 pick and possibly a top 5 pick. In a draft class full go top guards, Fox stands as arguably as the third best guard behind Markelle Fultz of the Washington Huskies, and Lonzo Ball of the UCLA Bruins. The Knicks are projected to have the sixth pick in this year’s draft. If Fox is still available, it is possible the Knicks draft their point guard for the future. Fox can help create open shots for Kristaps Porzingis by attacking the basket utilizing his quickness. This pairing could give the Knicks a threat at the guard and forward positions.