At the Pangos All-American Camp this weekend there were ten SMU recruits participating.
One of the most impressive had to be rising-junior De'Aaron Fox, a five-star point guard who goes to Cypress Lakes.
Fox spoke briefly about his interest in SMU.
"It's at medium right now. It's on the same slate as everyone. (I like) Coach Larry Brown of course," Fox said. "If you want to go to the NBA, no matter what school he's at, is a key to getting to the NBA."
"But SMU as a school, it's a building program. Over the last few years it's been getting better and better. And this year getting Emmanuel Mudiay, it's going to push them to a whole new level."
At the camp, Fox was comfortable amongst high schoolers struggling to fit in with each other. His sense of humor's effect on his teammates was evident as they ran out ahead of their opponent behind Fox's performance instead of struggling to play together like many teams that weekend.
One teammate is particular that Fox got along with was fellow 2016 SMU recruit Terrance Ferguson. Both players turned their jerseys around backwards during pregame warm ups. After the game during Ferguson's interview with Scout, Fox twice walked over and leaned in to listen to Ferguson before cracking, "You already know we might be a package deal. Putting it out there right now." Ferguson could not hold back his laughter during all of this.
Fox, who stands at 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, says his attitude is an asset for his game.
"With my swagger, people feed off that, like a J.R. Smith or a Lance Stephenson-type player. But I also bring smarts to it and I don't let my swagger get out of control," Fox said.
On the court he led his team's attack at Pangos. Fox orchestrates the fast break, knowing just when to pass and when to take the ball for himself. He is a talented shooter who also can finish at the basket.
Fox says the basis of his offensive game is his ability to drive.
"I think just getting to the basket. I can go both ways and just getting to the basket, big man steps up I can easily dump it down (to a teammate)," Fox said.
Fox was also looking towards the future and possibility of playing with SMU commit Sedrick Barefield, who was also in attendance at the camp.
"He's really strong and once I get it down to someone I just need them to finish it. I could get him a lot of easy shots," Fox said.