clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wildcat Quickies: De'Aaron Fox Cuts List Edition

The five-star point guard is at or near the top Kentucky basketball's list of 2016 targets.

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats had to be smiling when De'Aaron Fox cut his list of colleges in consideration Friday.

Among those cut were the Texas Longhorns, who many viewed as the favorites to land the five-star point guard out of Cypress Lakes (TX), but they were not on Fox's list of seven schools. UK was on that list, however, and they're now the big favorites to land him based on his 24/7 Sports crystal ball.

It now looks like it could be a battle between UK and Kansas for Fox, and he only reinforced that belief when he told's Evan Daniels, "I really want to visit Kansas and Kentucky. Those are the two I definitely will visit."

Oh, and we already know John Wall is a big fan of Fox.

Tweet of the Day:

Your Quickies

UK football’s remaining targets in the class of 2016
There's only a spot or two left to be filled in the Class of 2016, so Mark Stoops and his staff will be very careful with who the final commitment comes from. It looks like another defensive lineman or linebacker is a good bet for the final spot.

UNC reports new violations to NCAA that should delay infractions case
This could have been a planned move for the Tar Heels to ensure there's no way they're hit with a punishment before the 2015-16 college basketball season ends. After all, the Heels could open this year as the No. 1 team in American and the favorites for the NCAA National Title.

What are the best and worst settings to evaluate players?
Between the AAU circuit and basketball camps, it can be a tough challenge to accurately evaluate recruits.

College coaches talk about how a female assistant could benefit recruiting
With the Spurs hiring Becky Hammon as an assistant, we should see a trickle-down effect into the college game soon enough. Though there have been women assistants on men's teams in the past, we've not seen one recently.

Montaque Gill-Caesar is taking an official visit to Oregon
The former Missouri Tiger and UK recruiting prospect is leaving the SEC and could be making his way to Oregon if his visit with the Ducks goes well.

New interview with UK basketball target Wenyen Gabriel
One of the top big men in the Class of 2016 talks about his recruitment, which has involved heavy interest from the Wildcats among other high-major programs.