Katy (Texas) Cypress Lakes guard De'Aaron Fox is one of the top players in 2016 and has been putting his full skill set on display this weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy.
“I like to show people that I am a leader,” Fox said. “My team has been winning, so I want to show people I can get it done.
“I go at everybody, no matter who it is. These are the top players in the country, so of course I want to go at them.”
Fox plays a little differently in this setting than he would in a high school game, but that certainly is not a negative.
“I think the biggest difference is in my playmaking,” Fox said. “In high school I shoot the ball more and in AAU I became more of a distributor. I led my team in scoring, but I believe I am an all-around playmaker.”
There’s no rush in his recruitment, which is why Fox has taken a small step back from the process.
“I started slowing down recruiting,” he said. “I want to wait until this next live period to see what happens.
“It was getting hectic and then schools were showing interest, but have not offered yet, so I just want to see where everything is after the live period.”
One school that has picked it up as of late is Arizona.
“I have heard a lot from Arizona,” Fox said. “They got a new assistant coach and he called me. We talked for a little bit and will probably talk again.”
Fox admits that most schools sound the same, but knows how he will go about separating them.
“Most of them have the same pitch,” he said. “Every school is recruiting me at the point guard position and want me to run the team.
“I watch what happens, see how they play and use their point guards. Winning is a part of it and then playing time, if I think I am going to play a lot.”