'16 SG Fox emerges as Louisville target

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Several new Class of 2016 targets have emerged in recent weeks for the University of Louisville, including a top shooting guard from Texas. De'Aaron Fox says he wants to make a visit soon to U of L.

Katy, Tx., Cypress Lakes High School shooting guard De'Aaron Fox has emerged as one of the top 20 prospects in the Class of 2016 this spring.

The 6-foot-2 Fox has been a star on the AAU circuit and has a bunch of schools showing interest in his recruiting process.

One of his newer schools showing a lot of interest is the University of Louisville, and Fox said at the NBPA Top 100 Camp that he's "intrigued" by the Cardinals.

"They're the biggest school recruiting me that hasn't offered," Fox said, noting he has offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, Arkansas and Arizona among several others.

Fox said he started hearing from U of L assistant coach Wyking Jones in the middle of his high school season and the interest has picked up recently from the Cardinals.

"I don't know a lot about the school right now, but I know about their team," Fox said. "It's probably the biggest school recruiting me and I really want to take a visit this summer.

"I remember going there in the eighth grade for the John Lucas Midwest Invitational and it was a nice place. So, I'm interested to see."

Fox is ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 and checks in as Scout.com's No. 5 shooting guard in the class. He had a solid showing at the NBPA Camp.

While Fox said he hasn't talked yet with U of L coach Rick Pitino that he's looking forward to that conversation and a visit to the Cards.

"He's one of the all-time, top-five coaches in the game," Fox said. "I can't wait to speak to him. I'm excited about (Louisville's) interest."

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