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Lonzo Ball, Steve Alford talk about De’Aaron Fox

Jim Brown | USA Today

Jim Brown | USA Today

Jim Brown | USA Today

Have you heard about tomorrow night’s big point guard matchup between De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball? It’s kind of a big deal. They’re saying it’s the best individual head-to-head showdown of the entire tournament.

Anyway, Ball was asked during Thursday’s press conference about going up against Fox once again and he was very complimentary of Fox’s game.

“De’Aaron is a great player, one of the best guards in the country hands down,” Ball said. “It’s a tough match-up, got to come ready to play because I know he is.”

UCLA head coach Steve Alford also weighed in, going a little more in depth with his comments.

Alford said, “We thought he was awfully good when we were in Lexington in December, and I think he’s just continued to get better. He obviously is like a lot of freshmen, they look one way in December and by the time they get to March, it’s not just their skill set, but now you combine their skill set with some experience. And so now that’s what you’re doing. He’s got experience now. He knows what this is about now. He knows what road games are about. He knows what tournament play is about. But he’s just such an elite skill set as a ball handler, and his speed and quickness to get by people, you just don’t see very often. He’s like a lot of them that are elite like he is. As they get older, it seems like they just get better. He’s one of those guys that he looks a lot better now than what he did in December, and we had a awful lot of respect for him in December. He had a really good game against us in December.”


It’s going to be battle between the top two point guards on NBA draft boards.

Can’t. Wait.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Lonzo Ball, Steve Alford talk about De’Aaron Fox

  1. Ridge Runner
    8:04 pm March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Classy comment– ya listening Dad?

  2. Bobbum Man
    8:17 pm March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Weird for as nuts as his dad is, but I’ve always liked Lonzo and thought he seemed like a pretty good kid. Will be a heck of a matchup but fox has been playin his best basketball lately I think he carries us to the elite 8

  3. unbridled
    9:06 pm March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah how did he turn out normal despite having a father that is certifiably crazy? I’m sorry but Lonzo is one homely dude.

  4. LongRoad2017
    8:06 am March 24, 2017 Permalink

    At least he isn’t nutty like his old man. Kind of weird looking, though.

  5. Wildcat Sheli
    10:08 am March 24, 2017 Permalink

    Heard a pre-game interview and when asked if he was going to try and guard Ball like UConn did the twins in 2014, Domsaid they hadn’t watched enough film to see how he handles pressure.

    I believe in being your best version, but I also believe in preparation.

    I know UK can win this!! Go ‘Cats! Go Big Blue!

  6. symphonist41169
    10:25 am March 24, 2017 Permalink

    If Herman Munster and Prince could have a baby, it would be Lonzo Ball. YEEEEESH……