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SEC Country: Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox gave one family a gift so big they’re fans for life

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It is no secret that Kentucky fans have no issue becoming fans of players, even in the one-and-done era. For one family, becoming a fan of De’Aaron Fox was about more than basketball. SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker tells the story of Seth Barnett, a former classmate of Fox in high school who passed away last spring. Barnett was born in Eastern Kentucky, before his family moved to the Houston area when he was a child. He was born with cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheelchair. His relationship with Fox is something that his family will always cherish.

Please go and read the entirety of the article. Let this be a warning though, it might be helpful to have a box of tissues near.

Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox gave one family a gift so big they’re fans for life

Article written by Sam Gormley

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2 Comments for SEC Country: Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox gave one family a gift so big they’re fans for life



  1. BigBlueSwagger
    3:59 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

    I love the quality of guys Cal recruits. They are not only high caliber athletes but they’re caring, thoughtful, and charitable to boot!



  2. slford00
    4:59 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

    I remember when this story first came out (months before De’Aaron committed), and he immediately became #1 with a bullet of the recruits I hoped we would sign that year.

    Glad he did indeed come to play for us!