De'Arron Fox

De'Aaron Fox

#5

POS: Guard

HT: 6-3

WT: 175

DOB: 12/20/97

College: Kentucky

Years: 2nd NBA Season

Drafted: 2017

5th overall - Sacramento

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

  • An early entry candidate, selected in the first round (5th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings after his lone season at the University of Kentucky
  • Signed to a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/7/17)

2017-18 (Sacramento)

  • Averaged 11.6 ppg (.412 FG%, .307 3pt%, .723 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.3 bpg and 27.7 mpg in 73 games (61 starts)
  • As a starter, averaged 11.6 ppg (.414 FG%, .319 3pt%, .724 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.0 spg and 28.1 mpg in 61 games
  • As a reserve, averaged 11.6 ppg (.400 FG%, 4-18 3pt, .719 FT%), 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg, 0.8 spg and 26.1 mpg in 12 games off the bench
  • Hit three game-winning or game-tying shots in the final 10 seconds of regulation, which tied with four other payers for the most this season
  • Ranked fifth in assists, ninth in points and seventh in steals among fellow rookies
  • Selected to compete for the U.S. Team during the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge
  • Missed nine games
  • Inactive for two games due to a right quadriceps contusion(12/17/17, 12/20/17)
  • Inactive in five games due to a right quadriceps muscle partial tear (12/23-12/31/17)
  • Inactive in one game due to conjunctivitus (2/22/18)
  • Inactive in one game due to a lower back strain (3/9/18)
  • Scored in double-figures in 48 games and 20-plus points in five outings
  • Collected 10 or more assists in four games
  • First Kings rookie with five-plus assists in seven of his first 10 games in the NBA since Bobby Hurley during the 1993-94 season
  • Tallied three double-doubles
  • First Sacramento rookie since Willie Cauley-Stein to notched three double-doubles in his first season
  • Led the team in scoring nine times, rebounds one time and assists 25 times
  • Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 10 assists just two games into the season at Dallas (10/20/17) making him one of three players in franchise history to have 10 plus assists in their first or second career game (Oscar Robertson, 1; Phil Ford, 2)
  • Fox is only the second player aside from Tim Frazier to record 10+ assists as a rookie in career game no. 1 or 2
  • Knocked down the go-ahead basket with 14.1 to go in the fourth quarter for 11 points while adding seven assists in a win vs Philadelphia (11/9/17), which made him the youngest player over the span of 2013-18 to make a game-winner in the final 30 ticks of the fourth quarter or overtime
  • Returned from a five-game hiatus due to injury and posted 17 points on a career-high 6-of-8 from the charity stripe to go with three boards and four assists vs. Charlotte (1/2/18)
  • Recorded his first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high tying 10 assists vs. San Antonio (1/8/18)
  • Went a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc and 8-for-15 from the field and added four free throws for a career-high 26 points at San Antonio (1/28/18)
  • Totaled 23 points going 8-of-16 from the field and added six free throws and three steals, including 14 points in the first quarter alone at Minnesota (2/11/18)
  • Knocked down a career-high 10 shots on 17 tries for 21 points to go with three steals and two blocks in an overtime win vs. Brooklyn (3/1/18)
  • Totaled 20 points, including his fourth game-tying or go-ahead bucket this season in an overtime win vs. Miami (3/14/18).

COLLEGE CAREER

  • As a freshman, averaged 16.7 ppg (.479 FG%, .246 3pt%, .736 FT%), 4.6 apg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 spg and 29.6 mpg in 36 games (34 starts ) in his lone season with the 2016-17 Kentucky Wildcats
  • His assist average paced the SEC and was 11th best among freshmen nationally
  • Named Third Team All-American by CBS Sports, USA Today, and ESPN, while receiving Honorable Mention by the AP
  • Chosen All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Freshman Team by the AP and coaches
  • Awarded MVP Honors for the SEC Tournament after averaging 22.0 ppg (.618 FG%, 3-5 3pt, .700 FT%), 2.7 apg, and 3.7 rebounds en route to UK's third consecutive crowning as 2017 SEC Tournament champions
  • A NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team selection after he averaged 21.3 ppg (.500 FG%, .286 3pt%, .778 FT%) during Kentucky's Elite Eight run
  • Set a school record for most assists in a college debut with 12 assists to go along with 12 points for his first double-double vs. Stephen F. Austin State (11/16/16)
  • Posted the second triple-double in UK history after he recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Arizona State (11/28/16)
  • Totaled 20 points and nine assists vs. UCLA (12/3/16)
  • Notched his third double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 assists vs. North Carolina (12/17/16)
  • Recorded 14 points in the final 4:36 of regulation, 16 total, in a win at Georgia (2/18/17)
  • Scored 28 points in the SEC tournament seminfinals, the most by a UK freshman in SEC Tournament history, including nine straight points and 12 of the team's final 17 vs. Alabama (3/11/17)
  • In the Sweet 16 scored a career-high 39 points, the most scored by a freshman in a NCAA tournament game as well as a 2017 tournament-high in a rematch vs. UCLA (3/24/17)

PERSONAL

  • Born Dec. 20, 1997, in New Orleans
  • Son of Aaron Fox and Lorraine Harris-Fox
  • Has one brother, Quentin
  • Nicknamed "Fox" and "Swipa"
  • Mother, Lorraine Harris-Fox, played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock from 1986-88
  • Chose his jersey number because he feels like you should fear no one
  • Besides basketball, he lists gaming as a hobby
  • Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Louisville and LSU

Related Content

NEXT UP:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter