Just about everyone agrees De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball are the two best true point guards entering the NBA draft this summer.
But who does De’Aaron Fox believe is the better of the two?
Well De’Aaron Fox, of course.
“I’m going to say I am the better player if you put me up against anybody,” he told KSR today.
But before Matt Jones got him to say he is the best of the bunch, Fox gave the politically correct answer when asked about Lonzo Ball.
Fox said, “Going against a guy like Lonzo, you want to show that you’re the best player on the court, and I try to do that every game, but he’s — Lonzo is one of the best players, not just freshmen, but one of the best players in the country.”
As for the actual game that put the two against one another in the NCAA tourney, Fox said he heard the noise from Lavar Ball before the game and then played his single best game at UK.
However, he wishes he could go back in time and make the one free throw he missed in the end that kept him from hitting the 40-point mark.
“After I saw (the scoreboard) I put my head down and thought, ‘Man, I could’ve had 40.’ But then I saw it’s the most a freshman has had in the NCAA tournament game in history so I am fine with it.”