Vincent Edward Mendoza
2016 top ten point guard De’Aaron Fox is a prospect that has been a priority for the staff for some time now. Fox has cut his list of suitors to Kentucky, Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.
“I’m tired with the summer I’ve had but I’m just trying to have fun and finish my AAU career out strong,” he said.
With Fox’s attacking style of play he is able to drive right past defenders and finish around the rim with emphatic dunks and slick layups. “I create contact and I don’t expect them to call every foul. You win some you lose some and that’s the thing about driving to he basket and hitting big guys because you might bounce off of them but you cant get them all,” he said.
The difference that separates Fox from other point guards at this stage is that he is an elite defender. Constantly harassing opposing point guards, he gets a lot of steals that lead to highlight plays on the other end.
“I’m a taller type of guard and I can also get under guards that are smaller than me so I feel that I can guard the one through three at this point,” he said.
With the five star talent looking to cut his list in the upcoming couple of weeks Fox expanded on what it’s been like for him.
“I’ve been tired ever since the first night coaches started calling,” he said. “I’m tired of it but at the same time enjoying it,” he added.
PGU asked if he notices the coaches that are in the building for him every game and responded with, “It’s usually always the same coaches with almost every school that recruits me. I see them at my game so yeah I do notice that.”
“Coach Miller is a fantastic coach and just the Pac-12 in general is great,” he said. “They’ve been able to put fantastic guards in the league and that’s the pitch to me is to help me get to the league and being able to come in and play right away.”
PGU expects Arizona to be one of the final schools to remain in the hunt for the talented guard.