- height 6-3
- Weight 187
- class Freshman
- Hometown Houston
- High school Cypress Lakes
Freshman: Developed into one of the nation’s best point guards by season’s end … Produced a number of prolific individual performances, including a freshman NCAA Tournament record 39-point game vs. No. 8/6 UCLA in the NCAA Tournament and a triple-double vs. Arizona State, just the program’s second ever and its first since Chris Mills in December 1988 … Was tabbed a third-team All-America selection by CBS Sports USA Today and ESPN … Also picked up Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors … Picked for the All-Southeastern Conference First Team by both the AP and league’s coaches in addition to making the coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team … Made the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District IV Team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 21 First Team … Earned SEC Tournament MVP honors after averaging 22.0 points per game en route to the title … Made the 2017 NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team … 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year finalist … Led the SEC in assists per game with a 4.6 average … Finished fourth in the league with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio and sixth in scoring average at 16.7 points per game … Scored in double figures in 32 of 36 games he played in and 12 straight to close the season … Led UK in scoring in all seven postseason games and averaged 21.6 points during that span … Posted 10 20-point games on the season, second most on the team … Recorded 17 games with five assists or more … Four-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree (Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19, Jan. 9) … Averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, one of only four freshmen in the country to average at least those numbers in all four categories … Led the Wildcats in assists a team-high 18 times … Also led the team in steals a team-high 15 times … Just one of six players to score 600 or more points in a single season under Calipari … Dished out the third-most assists (165) by a UK freshman in program history … Considered one of UK’s late-game closers, making 27 of 34 free throws in single-digit games with five minutes or less to go …. Scored 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting vs. No. 8/6 UCLA in the Sweet 16 game, an NCAA Tournament record by a freshman … It was the most by any player in the NCAA Tournament this year … It was also the fourth-most points ever by a Wildcat in an NCAA Tournament game … The 39 points are the second most by a John Calipari player at Kentucky … Scored a then-career-high 28 points vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament semifinals, including nine straight points and 12 of UK’s final 17 points when Alabama had closed within one point … The 28 points were the most for a freshman in UK history in the SEC Tournament … Scored 14 of his 16 points in the final 4:36 of the win at Georgia … Scored 21 points in the win at Mississippi State, including a run of nine straight in the final three minutes … Followed a then-career high 27 points at home vs. Arkansas with a 22-point game at Vanderbilt, making a then-career-high 11 field goals … Stepped up big in games vs. nationally ranked North Carolina and Louisville, recording 24 points and 10 assists vs. the Tar Heels and 21 points at U of L … Nearly posted a double-double vs. No. 11/9 UCLA at home with 20 points and nine assists … Recorded the program’s first triple-double since Chris Mills in 1988 and just the school’s second all-time with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Bahamas vs. Arizona State … Notched his first career double-double with 16 points and 11 assists vs. Cleveland State … Debuted with 12 points and 12 assists, setting a school record for the most assists in a college debut and the most of any Wildcat in a season-opening game since assists began being kept in 1971-72.
Named to the All-USA Boys Basketball team as a first-team selection … Also made the Naismith All-America First Team … Naismith High School Player of the Year finalist … Also a McDonald’s All-American and participated in both the Jordan Brand Classic game and the Nike Hoop Summit … Shared MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic with fellow UK signee Malik Monk after scoring a game-high 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go along with five rebounds … Led Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas) with a pair of back-to-back 40-point performances in the Texas high school state playoffs before falling in the regional finals … During the regular season he scored 30 or more points in 20 games, 40 or more eight times and even hit the 50-point mark in February …Three-time all-state performer … Tabbed the Texas Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2016 … Three-time all-region selection and twice was tabbed the district’s most valuable player … Named his district’s newcomer of the year in 2013 … Led Cypress Lakes to three consecutive district championships … Ranked as the No. 6 overall player by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports … Ranked No. 6 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp … Made the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in September 2015 … Competed with the Houston Hoops on the AAU circuit … Earned academic all-district accolades.yer … Named his district’s Newcomer of the Year in 2013 … Led Cypress Lakes to three consecutive district championships … Rated as high as No. 2 overall in the rankings by 247Sports … Scout ranked him at No. 4, Rivals had him at No. 5 and ESPN tabbed him No. 7 … Scout and 247Sports both ranedk the five-star prospect as the No. 1 point guard in the talented 2016 group … Ranked No. 6 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp … Made the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in September 2015 … Competed with the Houston Hoops on the AAU circuit … Earned Academic All-District accolades.
Born Dec. 20, 1997, in New Orleans … Son of Aaron Fox and Lorraine Harris-Fox … Has one brother, Quentin … Nicknamed “Fox” and “Swipa” … His mom played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock … Chose his jersey number because he feels like you should fear no one … Besides basketball, he lists gaming as a hobby … Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Louisville and LSU.