De'Aaron Martez Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.
High school career
He committed to Kentucky on November 12, 2015 live on ESPNU. He chose Kentucky over Kansas, Louisville, and LSU. Fox attended Cypress Lakes High School in Cypress, Texas. As a Sophomore in 2013-14, he averaged 22.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. As a junior, he provided 23.8 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. Fox averaged 31.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game his senior year in 20 games. Fox participated in 2016 McDonald's All-American Game , Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit Games. He made the 2015-16 USA Men's Basketball Men's Junior Team in September 2015. He was also invited to the NBPA Top 100 camp. Throughout his high school career, Fox led Cypress Lakes to three state playoff appearances including a regional final appearance his senior year, and was known for scoring 50 points in a single game.
Fox was the nation's consensus top point guard, was ranked the consensus No. 6 overall player in the Class of 2016 by the four main recruiting services Rivals, ESPN, Scout, and 24/7 Sports.
Fox was born to his parents Aaron and Lorainne Harris-Fox and has one brother named Quentin Fox. Fox goes by the nicknames “Fox”, "Vegeta", “Swipa”, and “Swipa da Fox.”, the latter being a reference to the villain from children's TV series Dora the Explorer. Fox chose the number zero at Kentucky because he “fears no one.” According to his high school coach, Fox would come to school at 6 AM and come to practice in the gym every morning. His dad says Fox would sleep on the couch almost every night and play the NBA 2K video game and that, his dad says, is one of the reasons he’s developed into the player that he is today. De'Aaron is a noted fan of the hit Anime and Manga series Dragon Ball Z with his favorite character being Vegeta.