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Sacramento Kings | #5 | Guard

De'Aaron

Fox

PPG

25.2

RPG

3.5

APG

7.2

PIE

12.4

6'3" | 185lb | 23 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

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 Sacramento (7/7/17) ... Had team option exercised extending his contract with Sacramento (10/26/18) ... Signed multi-year contract extension with Sacramento (XXXXX) NBA HONORS/AWARDS: Selected to compete for the U.S. Team during the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge ... 2019 Most Improved Player award finalist ... Named to the U.S. Team for the 2019 Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars Challenge ... A 2019 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge participant. NBA CAREER: Averaging 16.2 ppg (.451 FG%, .328 3pt%, .718 FT%), 3.54 rpg, 6.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.4 bpg and 30.3 mpg in 205 career NBA games (191 starts) over three seasons with one team: Sacramento (2017-20). 2019-20: Averaged 21.1 ppg (.480 FG%. .292 3pt%, .705 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.5 bpg and 32.1 mpg in 51 games (49 starts) ... As a starter, averaged 21.4 ppg (.482 FG%, .294 3pt%, .701 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.5 bpg and 32.3 mpg in 49 games ... As a reserve, averaged 13.5 ppg (.409 FG%, 2-8 3pt, 7-8 FT), 3.5 rpg, 7.0 apg, 2.5 spg and 27.0 mpg in two games ... After the All-Star break, averaged 24.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game in 15 games ... First Kings player to average 21.0 points, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 70% of the team’s games since Nate Archibald (1975-76); also joins Archibald (1973-76) as the only Kings players to average 17.0 points, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in back-to-back seasons in franchise history ... Ranked 21st in points, 15th in assists and 16th in steals per game in the NBA ... Led Sacramento in scoring 24 times, in rebounding two times and in assists 41 times ... Scored in double figures in 46 games, including 30 games with 20 points or more as well as seven outings with 30+ points ... Dished out 10 assists or better in nine games ... Totaled nine double-doubles ... Finished the season with four consecutive games scoring 20+ points .... Scored 20+ points in seven straight contests from Feb. 20 to Mar. 5, the longest streak of his career with 20+ points ... Totaled 25 points and five assists in 13 games, most by a Kings player since the 2016-17 season ... Recorded at least 20 points and five assists in four straight games from Feb. 25 to Mar. 1, 2020; he became the first Kings player with 20-5 in four consecutive games since DeMarcus Cousins (4 games, Jan. 10-18, 2017) ... One of nine players this season with 15 straight games or more with a steal (Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020) ... Missed 21 games ... Inactive in 17 games due to a left ankle sprain (11/12-12/15/19) ... Inactive in one game due to back spasms (12/28/19) ... Inactive in one game due to lower right abdominal tightness (2/27/20) ... Inactive in two games due to left shoulder soreness (8/11/20, 8/13/20) ... Top SingleGame Performances: Recorded 28 points, six rebounds and five assists as he went 11-for-14 from the free throw stripe tying his career-high in makes and setting his career-high in attempts vs. Portland (10/25/19) ... Posted 22 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter alone while adding four assists and three steals at Memphis (12/21/19) ... Scored 31 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists vs. Houston (12/23/19) ... Went 8-of-8 from the line and added nine made field goals for 27 points to go with six assists in a win at Phoenix (1/7/20) ... Tied his then career-high with 31 points as he added 10 assists and eight rebounds vs. Orlando (1/13/20) ... Dished out 12 assists to go with 27 points and seven rebounds vs. Dallas (1/15/20) ... Set careerhighs with 34 points on 14-of-24 shooting to go with eight assists, four steals and two blocks in a win vs. the LA Clippers (1/30/20) ... Totaled 31 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals as he went 10-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-12 from the free throw line in a win vs. Minnesota (2/3/20) ... Posted 31 points going 12-for-19 from the field to go with three rebounds and three steals in a win vs. Washington (3/3/20) ... Notched career-highs with 39 points on 17-of-33 shooting while adding six assists at San Antonio (7/31/20), marking the first 35-point and five-assist game by a Sacramento player since the 2016-17 season ... Tallied 30 points and 10 assists for his ninth double-double of the season in a win vs. New Orleans (8/6/20). 2018-19 (Sacramento): Averaged 17.3 ppg (.458 FG%, .371 3pt%, .727 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 7.3 apg, 1.6 spg, 0.6 bpg and 31.4 mpg in 81 games (81 starts) ... First player in franchise history since the steal was recorded to average 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game and just the ninth player in NBA history to accumulate those averages during the player’s first or second season; one of four players with those averages or better this season (James Harden, Jrue Holiday, Russell Westbrook) ... Fifth most assists (590) for a single season in the Sacramento-Era ... First in Sac-Era and third in franchise history (Oscar Robertson, 1960-69; Nate Archibald, 1972-73) to have two or more games totaling 30 points and 12 assists through a team’s first 24 games of the season; One of two first or second-year players with multiple 30-point and 12-assist games ... First player with back-to-back games with 12+ assists (11/19-11/21/18) before his 21st birthday since John Wall on Feb. 25, 2011 ... One of six players in 2018-19 with a steal in 19 straight contests (12/19/18-1/27/19); had the fifth longest streak this season, tied the 12th longest streak in franchise history and is the longest steals streak by a Kings player since Tyreke Evans had a steal in 23 consecutive games from Jan. 1 to Feb. 11, 2012 ... One of 15 players in franchise history with five-plus steals in three or more games in a single season ... Set single season career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game along with career-highs in field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage for a single season ... Ranked eighth in assists per game and ninth in steals per game in the NBA ... Fifth most games with 10+ assists in the NBA ... Led the Kings in scoring 15 times, in rebounding three times and in assists 66 times ... Scored in double figures in 70 games, including 27 games with 20+ points and three games with 30+ points ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds in one game ... Dished out 10 or more assists in 17 games, including one game with 15 assists ... Recorded 17 double-doubles, including one triple-double ... Missed one game ... Did not dress in one game due to rest - load management (1/22/19) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a career-high 31 points to go with career-highs of 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his first career triple-double in a win at Atlanta (11/1/18) as he became the youngest player in NBA history to post a triple-double with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists at 20 years and 316 days old (previously Magic Johnson); only him, LeBron James and Luka Doncic have had a triple-double with 30 points or more before their 21st birthday and is the first 30-point triple-double by a Sacramento player since Mitch Richmond had 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 22, 1997 ... Posted 30 points, 12 assists, two rebounds and three steals on a career-high 12 field goals in a win at Cleveland (12/7/18) ... Grabbed nine boards, including a career-high tying three offensive rebounds to go with 15 points, 12 assists and two steals in a win vs. Los Angeles (12/27/18) ... Tied his career-high as he shot 12-for-19 from the floor for 26 points accompanied by seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block at Los Angeles (12/30/18) ... Tallied 20 points, five steals, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes in a win vs. Orlando (1/7/19) as he is one of 12 players in NBA history to record 20 points and five steals in 23 minutes of action of less; he is the youngest player among the other 11 players to accomplish the feat ... Went 11-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc collecting 30 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one steal in a win at New York (3/9/19) vaulting Oscar Robertson as the youngest King in franchise history to score 30+ points at Madison Square Garden ... Totaled 15 points, nine assists, three rebounds, one steal and tied his career-best with four blocks in a win vs. Dallas (3/21/19) ... Tallied nine points, six boards, four assists and a career-high six steals at Los Angeles (3/24/19) as he was one of 18 players this season with six-plus steals in a game and one of two players (Derrick White) among the group of 18 to record a six-steal game in their rookie or sophomore season ... Made a career-high 11 free throws on a career-high tying 12 free throws attempts for 23 points while adding five rebounds and eight assists in a win at Dallas (3/26/19) to become was just the 11th player in franchise history to have two games with 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds or more in a single season ... Notched 25 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block as he shot 11-for-22 from the field at New Orleans (3/28/19) making him the eighth player since 1983-84 with 25 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, three assists and one block in a game before their 22nd birthday; one of four players this season with that stat line. 2017-18 (Sacramento): Averaged 11.6 ppg (.412 FG%, .307 3pt%, .723 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.0 spg 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Led the Kings in scoring nine times, in rebounding one time and in assists 25 times ... Scored in double-figures in 48 games and 20-plus points in five outings ... Collected 10 or more assists in four games ...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 conjunctivitis (2/22/18) ... Inactive in one game due to a lower back strain (3/9/18) ... Tallied three double-doubles ... First Sacramento rookie since Willie Cauley-Stein to record three double-doubles in his first season ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded nine points, six rebounds and 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); only the second player (Tim Frazier) to record 10+ assists as a rookie reserve in career game no. 1 or 2 ... Made the go-ahead basket with 14.1 seconds to go in the fourth quarter for 11 points while adding seven assists in a win vs Philadelphia (11/9/17), making him the youngest player from 2013-18 to make a game-winner in the final 30 ticks of play ... Posted 17 points going 6-of-8 from the charity stripe 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 then 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 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 (Kentucky, 2016-17): 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 collegiate games (34 starts ) in his lone season with the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2016-17 season ... Third most assists (165) by a Wildcat during their freshman season ... 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 AP ... Chosen to the All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Freshman Team by the AP and coaches ... Made USBWA All-District IV Team and the NABC District 21 First Team ... Won SEC Freshman of the Week four times (11/21/16, 12/5/16, 12/9/16, 1/9/17) ... Awarded MVP Honors for the SEC Tournament after averaging 22.0 ppg (.618 FG%, 3-5 3pt, .700 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 2.7 apg en route to UK’s third consecutive crowning as SEC Tournament champions ... An NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team selection after he averaged 21.3 ppg (.500 FG%, .286 3pt%, .778 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg, 0.5 bpg and 32.3 mpg in four games during Kentucky’s Elite Eight run ... Top Single-Game Performances: Set a school record for most assists in a college debut with 12 assists to go 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 semifinals, 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 an NCAA tournament game as well as a 2017 tournament-high in a rematch vs. UCLA (3/24/17).

BEFORE NBA

USA BASKETBALL: Member of 2019 USA Select Team that trained with and against National Team during World Cup training camp from Aug. 5-8 ... Promoted to the National Team and played for USA Blue Team in the annual exhibition game earning a finalist spot for the 2019 World Cup roster before his withdrawal ... Helped USA Junior National Select Team defeat the World Select Team at 2016 Nike Hoop Summit ... 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp participant ... Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team. HIGH SCHOOL: During his senior year, received All-USA Boys Basketball First Team and Naismith All-America First Team honors while earning a spot as a finalist for Naismith High School Player of the Year ... Also a 2016 McDonald’s All-American and 2016 Texas Gatorade PLayer of the Year who participated in the Jordan Brand Classic ... Shared MVP honors with former UK teammate and Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk at the Jordan Brand Classic after Fox scored a game-high 23 points ... Tabbed as No. 6 overall player by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports ... Recorded back-to-back 40-point outings during the Texas high school state playoffs before his team fell in the regional finals ... Cypress Lakers won three straight district championships as he was a three-time all-region selection who won the district’s MVP award twice ... Earned his district’s New Comer of the Year award during his freshman season ... Earned academic All-District accolades.

PERSONAL LIFE

PERSONAL: Mother, Lorraine Harris-Fox, played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock from 1986-88 ... Created The Fox Whole Family Foundation, which serves women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer, as his mother is a breast cancer survivor ... Launched the Breast Cancer Community Assist Program in 2018-19 donating $100 for each personal assist at home, up to $20,000, to the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation ... His foundation held a Strike Out Breast Cancer charity bowling event on Jan. 6, 2019, which raised additional money for Albie Aware ... Started annual clinic with his mother over Mother’s Day weekend in 2018 joining breast cancer survivors and their families at Golden 1 Center to learn about breast cancer, treatment and basketball hosted with team partner Kaiser Permanente ... 2019 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double award winner, given to a Kings player who exemplifies excellence both on the court and in the community ... An avid video game player, Fox inked a deal with HyperX in 2017; his dad credits NBA 2K with creating a stronger understanding of basketball concepts and went on to playing other games like Call of Duty, Dragonball and Need for Speed ... Nicknamed Swipa after the Dora the Explor character by his friend’s dad for his stealing ability ... @swipathafox on Twitter.24 games of the season; One of two first or second-year players with multiple 30-point and 12-assist games ... First player with back-to-back games with 12+ assists (11/19-11/21/18) before his 21st birthday since John Wall on Feb. 25, 2011 ... One of six players in 2018-19 with a steal in 19 straight contests (12/19/18-1/27/19); had the fifth longest streak this season, tied the 12th longest streak in franchise history and is the longest steals streak by a Kings player since Tyreke Evans had a steal in 23 consecutive games from Jan. 1 to Feb. 11, 2012 ... One of 15 players in franchise history with five-plus steals in three or more games in a single season ... Set single season career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game along with career-highs in field goal, 3-point and free throw percentage for a single season ... Ranked eighth in assists per game and ninth in steals per game in the NBA ... Fifth most games with 10+ assists in the NBA ... Led the Kings in scoring 15 times, in rebounding three times and in assists 66 times ... Scored in double figures in 70 games, including 27 games with 20+ points and three games with 30+ points ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds in one game ... Dished out 10 or more assists in 17 games, including one game with 15 assists ... Recorded 17 double-doubles, including one triple-double ... Missed one game ... Did not dress in one game due to rest - load management (1/22/19) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a career-high 31 points to go with career-highs of 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his first career triple-double in a win at Atlanta (11/1/18) as he became the youngest player in NBA history to post a triple-double with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists at 20 years and 316 days old (previously Magic Johnson); only him, LeBron James and Luka Doncic have had a triple-double with 30 points or more before their 21st birthday and is the first 30-point triple-double by a Sacramento player since Mitch Richmond had 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 22, 1997 ... Posted 30 points, 12 assists, two rebounds and three steals on a career-high 12 field goals in a win at Cleveland (12/7/18) ... Grabbed nine boards, including a career-high tying three offensive rebounds to go with 15 points, 12 assists and two steals in a win vs. Los Angeles (12/27/18) ... Tied his career-high as he shot 12-for-19 from the floor for 26 points accompanied by seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and one block at Los Angeles (12/30/18) ... Tallied 20 points, five steals, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes in a win vs. Orlando (1/7/19) as he is one of 12 players in NBA history to record 20 points and five steals in 23 minutes of action of less; he is the youngest player among the other 11 players to accomplish the feat ... Went 11-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc collecting 30 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one steal in a win at New York (3/9/19) vaulting Oscar Robertson as the youngest King in franchise history to score 30+ points at Madison Square Garden ... Totaled 15 points, nine assists, three rebounds, one steal and tied his career-best with four blocks in a win vs. Dallas (3/21/19) ... Tallied nine points, six boards, four assists and a career-high six steals at Los Angeles (3/24/19) as he was one of 18 players this season with six-plus steals in a game and one of two players (Derrick White) among the group of 18 to record a six-steal game in their rookie or sophomore season ... Made a career-high 11 free throws on a career-high tying 12 free throws attempts for 23 points while adding five rebounds and eight assists in a win at Dallas (3/26/19) to become was just the 11th player in franchise history to have two games with 20 points, eight assists and five rebounds or more in a single season ... Notched 25 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block as he shot 11-for-22 from the field at New Orleans (3/28/19) making him the eighth player since 1983-84 with 25 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, three assists and one block in a game before their 22nd birthday; one of four players this season with that stat line.