Player Card – De’Aaron Fox

De'Aaron Fox of Katy, Texas has been on one playing himself into the nation's top point guard discussion. David DePas / NBPA

De’Aaron Fox of Katy, Texas has been on one playing himself into the nation’s top point guard discussion.
David DePas / NBPA

De’Aaron Fox of Katy, Texas, has emerged as arguably the nation’s premier point guard. He has offers from some of the nation’s top programs including Arkansas, Florida, Houston, Kansas and North Carolina State. Here’s our breakdown on the five-star prospect:

 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

07-De'Aaron-Fox-60De’Aaron Fox – (Katy, Texas) – Cypress Lakes HS / Houston Hoops – 2016
Height: 6’2″
Position: Point Guard Eval Grade: 5 star
Committed College: Kentucky

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Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, MN)

Fox is such a dynamic option at the point guard position. He’s a skilled athlete who can attack the lane consistently off of dribble penetration. Fox was especially effective in the open floor during this eval.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: EYBL Nike Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Fox was great today versus the Oakland Soldiers. He possessed great energy as a play maker and a scorer. Impressively, he rebounded the ball well from the guard position. Again he used the ball screen very well and used his body to slither through the defense to get into the lane and score. He was the best player on the floor at the guard position here today and he is setting himself up as a top five player in his class.

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Date: June 20, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Fox was much more assertive and in attack mode here than he was at USA in October. The left-handed point guard finished in transition and showed that he can create off of the bounce to get into the lane. He made it tough for classmate Derryck Thornton to do much with him. Fox showed that he is an elite distributor in this class here. He also shot the 3-pointer better here than in October though the release is still a bit flat.

Date: June 18, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Fox had a big game while I was in the back gym on day 1. Brandon watched him and that eval is above. When I watched Fox, he was solid although he did not have as big of a game as he can earlier. What caught my eye from the left handed point guard was how he was able to split the ball screen defenders and create plays going toward the rim.

Date: October 5, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Fox has a slender frame and build. He played the point guard almost exclusively here. Fox is a left-handed option at the 1. He’ll have to continue to work on his jump shot. The release on the shot is flat right now especially from beyond the FIBA 3-point line.

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Brandon Clay Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at [email protected]

Jonathan HemingwayJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB