One of the things which set De’Aaron Fox apart as a standout player in the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft is his fast-paced offensive play. It is for this reason that the baller is a prized possession of the Sacramento Kings, has joined the Golden 1 Center outfit after playing just one season of college basketball.
The pro basketballer is still in the infancy of his career, which means that a lot is yet to be revealed about him. This, notwithstanding, we have learned a great deal about De’Aaron and here, you will know him just as much as we do.
De’Aaron Fox Bio, Age
De’Aaron was born 5 days shy of Christmas in the year 1997, 20th of December precisely to Aaron and Lorainne Harris-Fox in New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S. He has as his brother, Quentin Fox with whom he grew up under the aegis and nurture of their parents.
As a kid, Aaron’s dad recalled he would often be found sleeping on the couch after staying up late to play an NBA 2K video game. His father attributes his interest in the game and devotion to it to be one of the reasons he plays basketball so well today.
For high school, Fox who goes by the nicknames “Vegeta”, “Swipa da Fox” and “Swipa” attended Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress, Texas where he was a whole lot of excited to watch. The kid brought a sensational style of play into high school basketball that was hitherto unseen. He led his team to three playoffs and was ranked No. 6 overall players in the 2016 class by Rivals.com, Scout Media, ESPN, and 24/7 Sports.
Having seen his prolific performance and ratings in high school, De’Aaron Fox was highly scouted by the University of Kansas, Louisville, and the Lousiana State University. Nevertheless, he committed to play for the University of Kentucky on November 12, 2015, under head coach John Calipari.
Though Swipa da Fox’s college basketball career was not one that would see him play the full duration of his course of study, the single-season he played B-ball as a collegiate was just enough to get fans of the game looking forward to seeing him in the NBA. The lad announced his intention to enter the 2017 NBA Draft, choosing to forgo the remaining three years of his collegiate eligibility.
Nonetheless, we won’t be in a haste to take a look at his professional career without first taking a bird’s-eye view of his college performances. De’Aaron Fox played his first competitive college basketball game against the boys from Canisius College in a match that ended in victory for his side. Fox and his Wildcats teammates recorded several winnings albeit with a few losses in the one year he played college hoops. The young baller saw action in a total of 36 games of which he started 34, had a field goal percentage of .479, 3-point field goal percentage of .246, rebounds per game of 4.0, assist of 4.6, steals of 1.5, blocks of .2, points of 16.7 and minutes per game of 29.6.
In the 2017 NBA draft, the Sacramento Kings picked De’Aaron Fox as the fifth overall pick in the draft on June 22, 2017. Come July 8, 2017, he put pen to paper for a contract whose terms were not disclosed. As De’Aaron Fox has finally stepped into the big shoes many college students are hoping to wear one day, we are confident that he will bring the much-needed quickness and athleticism the Kings need at both ends of the court.
Seeing how well De’Aaron plays basketball, it won’t be wrong to ask questions about the kid’s background. His athleticism at such a young age is legendary and for this, we should give credit to his dad and more to his mom.
Aaron senior played college football at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. His wife Lorraine Harris-Fox was equally as athletic as she played college basketball in the University of Arkansas-Little Rock for two years, beginning in 1986 through 1988. There you have it, his balling skills go down deep into his genes.
However, though the family has come to be famous for their son’s sporting prowess, De’ Aaron’s elder brother Quentin seems to have chosen a different career path from sports. Lorraine Harris-Fox, however, disclosed that when they were both very young, they often played basketball together.
Basketball is a game where players with above-average height are at the most advantage on the court, for this reason, Vegeta’s height has played important role in the successes he has seen in his career thus far. The young baller stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 m. At this height, he is no pushover on defense with a weight of 175 lbs or 79 kg which is just apt to see him set off for an offensive play against his opponents.