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Friday Quickies: De’Aaron Fox Charity Game Edition

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De’Aaron Fox organizes a charity game to benefit flood victims and more.

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Texas native and former Wildcat De’Aaron Fox is trying to give back to the Texas community in wake of the flooding devastation in his home state this past week. He’s teaming up with Justin Jackson, and Kelly Oubre Jr. has said he wants in as well.

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