Earlier today, we reminisced about John Wall’s career at Kentucky, which kickstarted the John Calipari era. Now a seasoned pro, Wall’s the one keeping an eye on the Cats to see which players will join him in the pros this summer. He has particular rooting interest in his friend De’Aaron Fox, and Fox’s backcourt partner Malik Monk. In a recent interview with Slam Online, Fox says the two are “probably the best backcourt in college basketball.”
“They’re doing a great job,” Wall said of Fox and Monk. “They’re probably the best backcourt in college basketball. They’re explosive, can shoot the ball, and are playing well. It’s exciting for me this year because I get to see them a lot because they play for Kentucky and are always on TV. Me and De’Aaron built a bond last year. When we were in Houston, I got there a day early and went to go watch him play in high school. I’m excited the way they’re doing and can’t wait to see them get to the pros.”
Chad Ford released a mock draft earlier this week that has Monk going fourth to the Philadelphia 76ers and Fox tenth to the Sacramento Kings. Long way until June, but can you imagine another Wildcat on the Kings? Given that front office, they’d still find a way to mess it up.
Check out the rest of Wall’s interview at SlamOnline.com, or just enjoy my interview with him from Big Blue Madness in October:
John Wall on being back at Rupp and his friendship with De’Aaron Fox pic.twitter.com/eRFpvkBdFb
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) October 15, 2016