Before he becomes a top five NBA Draft pick, De’Aaron Fox joined The Sidelines podcast with Evan Daniels to discuss his recruitment, his time at Kentucky and what will happen next in his basketball career.
Naturally, Daniels asked about his duels with Lonzo Ball in the 15-minute interview. Even though Fox does not play up the rivalry between the two, he believes his competitiveness in big moments sets him apart from Ball and the other elite point guards in this draft.
“I always step my game up in the big games,” Fox said. “They all do stuff, kind of special. I just feel like, especially as a two-way player, that I’m the best. I want to be a ‘lock up’ player while also scoring, just doing everything for my team.”
Hear that and more in the podcast, including:
— His first high school basketball game was against the Harrison Twins.
— Fox’s relationship with John Wall.
— What makes Calipari different than other recruiters? “He’s not going to come in and beg for you like some coaches do. He’s not going to tell you you’re going to be a starter and shoot so many shots; he’s real with you.”
— Is college basketball easier or harder than he thought it would be?
— Fox’s pre-draft workout routine and the oddest question he was asked during interviews.