De'Aaron Fox: UK has every piece needed to win a national championship

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 5 years


Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.35.48 AM De'Aaron Fox is up in's "Meet the Wildcats" series, and like Sacha Killeya-Jones before him, Fox isn't shying away from the high expectations surrounding this freshman class. Fox didn't quite say "National Championship or bust," but he is adamant the Cats have all the pieces required to win one.
“My goal is to win a national championship, and I feel like it’s not far-fetched,” Fox said in an exclusive interview with “I feel like we have every piece to do it. … I feel like we can win a SEC championship, take all that momentum and try to win a national championship — try to bring No. 9 to Kentucky.”
Since coming to campus in June, Fox says he's gained five to six pounds of muscle and spends most of his time off the court watching old basketball games and playing video games in his room. Even in just a few months, Fox claims his game has improved from playing alongside and against Malik Monk and Isaiah Briscoe, the latter he says he's already learning from.
“What I can learn from Isaiah is just how he moves. I’m more of a sprinter. He’s not as fast as me going this way (straight line), but laterally, he’s crazy laterally. And just his quick twitches. He can go from 15 miles per hour to 25 real quick, and then back down to 15. He just changes speeds really well.”
For more quotes and a nifty video interview, head on over to [Meet the Wildcats: Give De’Aaron Fox a challenge and watch him thrive]

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