De’Aaron Fox’s hometown of Katy, Texas is about 80 miles from College Station, making tomorrow’s game as close to a homecoming as Fox will get this season. Fox told reporters he’s expecting plenty of family and friends in Reed Arena, but he’s trying not to focus on that too much.
“It’s going to be fun,” Fox said. “We’ve played this team before. Trying not to worry about family and friends being there. But at the end of the day it’s still just a game.”
If you missed it yesterday, Fox said his knee is “really close” to being back to normal, and he hopes a few more days of treatment and conditioning will help him get back to full speed.
“The first practice I was back it was pretty difficult, but just trying to get through it all, try to work out a little bit more, get more conditioning while we’re practicing. We’ve been running a little bit more just because I’ve been out a little bit. I know I’m going to have to just to be able to pick up and run the point guard for most of the game. But I’m still getting back, probably not 100 (percent) yet, but I’ll be there.”
As a side note, Fox also said he’s friends with Aggie freshman sensation Robert Williams, who’s averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds this season. Williams had eight points and four blocks vs. the Cats earlier this year, and is ranked 12th in Draft Express’ 2017 mock draft. As we’ve learned over the years, if you’re projected to be drafted in the lottery, you’d be stupid not to go, but A&M fans made this sign in hopes of getting Williams to come back for another year:
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) February 26, 2017
— Reed Rowdies (@ReedRowdies) February 26, 2017
Yeah, good luck with that, guys.