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De’Aaron Fox among NCAA leaders in points created; Challenging Tyler Ulis’ single-season assists record

Fox is leading the charge for UK and attacking the record books as well.

NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

De’Aaron Fox may not be the highest-scoring player on the Kentucky Wildcats roster, but when combining points and assists, Fox is among the best in the nation for points created.

Synergy Sports Tech recently released a statistic showing Fox ranked sixth in the country in this statistic behind fellow freshmen Markelle Fultz (Washington), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), and Dennis Smith (NC State), as well as senior guards Maurice Watson (Creighton) and Frank Mason (Kansas).

Fox is the second-leading scorer for the Wildcats at 16.7 points per game, while also averaging 6.3 assists per game (13th nationally). While Malik Monk gets most of the attention when it comes to UK, it’s clear that Fox is the driving force of this team, and who knows where the Cats would be without him.

Fox is currently on pace to break the single season assist record of 246, currently held by Tyler Ulis. Fox currently has 113 assists through 18 games, five ahead of Ulis' record-setting mark last season when he broke John Wall's previous mark.

If Fox can keep up that pace or even do a hair better for the remainder of the season, he would need to play in around 20 more games. UK has 13 regular-season games left, then 2-3 games in the SEC Tournament.

If they at least make it to the SEC Championship Game, Fox would need 3-4 NCAA Tournament games to have a shot at breaking the record.

With UK in great position to make a Final Four run, Fox will certainly have a great shot at finishing his likely only season at UK as the program’s single-season assist leader.