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De’Aaron Fox enjoying a big start to the season

The former Wildcats hot start to the NBA season is starting to get him attention from NBA fans around the country.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Sacramento Kings Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats point guard De’Aaron Fox is having quite the start to his second season in the NBA.

Fox was taken fifth overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings following one season at Kentucky. His blazing speed led to college basketball stardom.

In 36 games for the Wildcats, Fox averaged 16.7 points per game, 4.6 assists, and 1.5 steals.

In his first year with the Kings Fox averaged 11.6 points with 4.4 assists. He also connected on multiple game-winning shots.

Early on in the 2018-19 season, Fox is showing he is going to be a player the Kings can build around for years to come.

Fox is averaging 17.6 points per game, 6.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds.

Wednesday night against the Grizzlies, Fox had his best game yet. He dropped 21 points, dished six assists and grabbed eight boards leading the Kings to their second win.

This monster start comes just a month after his head coach, Dave Joerger, called Fox the Kings’ “franchise guy.”

Fox has put on a show, and he is one of the many Kentucky basketball alum’s to keep a close eye on throughout the season.