Fox talks Louisville, recruitment

Five-star Texas point guard De'Aaron Fox became one of the high priorities for a lot of schools after a sensational July. He's trying to sort through his recruitment and said Louisville is one of the school's showing him the most interest.

De'Aaron Fox was one of the top performers in the month of July.

The five-star point guard from Katy, Tx., Cypress Lake High School has become a high priority for a number of high-major schools, including the University of Louisville.

The Cardinals have been recruiting the 6-foot-4 Fox for several months and he said they're one of the schools "showing me the most interest," along with LSU, Kansas and Texas.

Fox also mentioned Arizona, Baylor and North Carolina State and had a recent offer from Kentucky.

While the recruitment is just really getting rolling for Fox, he said he's "really open," and wants to take his five official visits before making a final decision on a school.

One of the reasons Fox likes U of L so much is because head coach Rick Pitino and assistant coach Kenny Johnson have "been truthful" throughout the recruiting process. He said the U of L coaches told him exactly who they were recruiting.

"I’m one of the only point guards that they’re recruiting," Fox has said on several occasions. "I like that and they're being honest. The need a lead guard that gets after everyone on defense.

"They want to play me how they played Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, Chris Jones, Terry Rozier. They want someone like that. Look at Terry Rozier in the NBA Draft Combine, no guards wanted to work out with him because of his tenacious defense. No one wants to play against that and that’s something I can bring to the table for Louisville."

Fox said Pitino's style and they way he uses his guards is "a perfect style for me."

"The defense has a lot of thinking to it," Fox said. "But I like it a lot. I like it."

Louisville is trying to get Fox to make an early official visit to campus. Fox is expected to release a short list of schools sometime in the near future.


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