This year is no different. Khalea Turner, a 2016 big man, already has a reputation in recruiting circle. But it was 2016 combo guard De'Aaron Fox that broke out at the EYBL Dallas event this past weekend.
A recent addition to the Hoops roster, Fox stepped up in a big game against the Albany City Rocks scoring 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting, including 2-for-4 from three.
Although he can play both guard spots, Fox said during his freshman season at Katy (Tex.) Cypress Lakes, where he averaged 22.8 points, six rebounds and three assists a game, he spent most of the time with the ball in his hands.
"I had the ball 90-percent of the time," Fox told Scout.com. "It was cool when I got off the rock because then I could spot up and come off of screens."
Fox said he models his game after Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving.
"I like to use a lot of pick and rolls," he said. "I listen to what some people say. They say I have a smooth game. Watching people do pick and rolls and watching Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving and how they split pick and rolls and pass, that's how I want to play."
High major schools are already tracking and beginning to offer the talented freshman.
Baylor has had Fox on campus twice and is building a relationship with him.
"I took two visits to Baylor," Fox said. "I like it a lot. They have really good coaches and I'm building a relationship with one of the assistant coaches."