De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

Three Kentucky Wildcats were among the first 14 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft. "For me I've always loved whenever somebody says you can't necessarily do something or whatever".

Sacramento drafted Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox, widely regarded as the third-best point guard in the draft behind Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, at No. 5.

Monk, who hoped to be taken by the New York Knicks with the eighth pick, said he found motivation in dropping to No. 11. But I think they're actually about to pick now. "That's offensively and defensively. With the ball in his hands, you have to get back in the lane, because he's coming".

A lot of the comparisons are to John Wall, and you saw how he was competing and how he was playing in the playoffs.

DeMarcus Cousins: In 2010, the Kings grabbed Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins with the fifth overall pick. Again, it was about speed.

A video game producer told The Undefeated this week that Fox is good enough to play video games professionally. Will they grab players who can change the direction of the franchise? Like a lot of scouts, they see a potential star about to bloom. And the person on the other end said yes! "I'm just blessed God gave me the talent and I'm just taking it and being able to affect the world". He made 105 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting, breaking a record that had stood for 20 years (Shammond Williams, 95 3-pointers in 1996-97 season). His form wasn't awful, just a little all over the map.

"I feel like I'm the best (point guard)", Fox said. "I know I wasn't ready past year and I went back and put in a ton of work".

"Really it was just getting up reps, staying focused on every shot, locked in".

By becoming a first-round pick, players will earn a guaranteed three-year deal, ranging in worth from $3-16 million per year.

"It's gratifying", Fox said following the selection. The 10-year National Basketball Association veteran has accrued career averages of 11.3 points (.451 FG%,.386 3pt%,.825 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.4 minutes per contest in 709 National Basketball Association games with Detroit (2007-09), Denver (2009-12 & 2014-15), Orlando (2012-14), and NY (2015-16).



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