De’Aaron Fox is my new favorite basketball recruit and it’s not even close.
In case you missed it in the morning post, Fox hosted two special visitors in his home last night in Texas. The first was John Calipari, who made the long trip to Fox’s home to sell him on the idea of being the next great point guard at the University of Kentucky. UK assistant Kenny Payne tagged along because the staff is all-in on Fox as the top option at PG in the 2016 recruiting class.
The second special visitor was Seth Barnett, one of Fox’s friends and classmates at Cypress Lakes High School. Barnett is a lifelong Kentucky basketball fan and Fox invited him to be a part of the visit with John Calipari. How cool is that?!
I spoke to Barnett’s mother this morning and she told me they are originally from Salyersville, Kentucky and moved to the Houston area for her husband’s job, living only a few miles from the nation’s top high school point guard. They still have a home back in Magoffin County.
She assured me Seth will do his part in helping John Calipari out with the recruitment. If Fox ends up in Lexington next season, we may owe Seth a thank you card.
Here is UK’s new lead recruiter with his UK jacket, signed by Calipari and Payne last night:
What an awesome gesture by Fox to invite his friend and diehard UK fan; and what an awesome night for Seth to meet the head coach of his beloved Wildcats.