The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy just published his list of Preseason All-Americans and only one Kentucky player made the cut: De’Aaron Fox. Fox made DeCourcy’s second team, along with Kansas’ Josh Jackson, Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon, Iowa State’s Monte Morris, and Cal’s Ivan Rabb.
“Here’s what you need to know about Fox,” DeCourcy writes. “In addition to being an absurdly gifted athlete, creative passer and promising deep shooter, he once dove on the floor for a loose ball with a minute left of a summer tournament game his team was winning by 14 points. That’s how committed he is to playing basketball the way it ought to be played. Kentucky has a wealth of gifted young players, but the guy running the team will make the difference.”
Can’t argue with that logic, especially after watching Fox’s highlights from Sunday’s game vs. Asbury: