The Lakers brought point guard De’Aaron Fox of Kentucky for a private workout on Tuesday morning. Fox is projected to be a top-ten pick in this upcoming draft. While a lot of attention has surrounded UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kansas’ Josh Jackson, Fox remains an interesting enigma.
Fox garnered a lot of attention during the NCAA Tournament against Lonzo Ball where he scored 39 points, leading Kentucky to an 86-75 victory over UCLA. Although that performance was impressive, Fox doesn’t put too much hype around it.
Fox on if he thinks teams should take into account his matchup vs Ball in Sweet 16:"It doesn’t matter. It’s college. You put that behind us"
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 13, 2017
Instead, Fox wanted to focus on his shooting in front of the Lakers’ personnel. During his freshman campaign at Kentucky, Fox only shot 24 percent from deep. Fox wanted to show the Lakers that he has the capacity for shooting range and accuracy.
De’Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) after his LAL workout: “I’m a fighter, even if I’m tired…you’re still going to get the most out of me." pic.twitter.com/SNVdCM3CgB
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) June 13, 2017
Fox is a silky-smooth lefty point guard who can play well in the pick-and-roll. He strives to develop into a great point guard in the league.
Fox averaged 16.7 points and 4.6 assists per game as a freshman at Kentucky.