The Sidelines: De’Aaron Fox discusses life at Kentucky and the NBA Draft process

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The NBA Draft is right around the corner and one of this year’s top prospects, former Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox, joined “The Sidelines Podcast” with FS1 college basketball insider Evan Daniels this week.

The two discussed the following:

  • Fox’s development into a future lottery pick. He shares details of his first high school game, where he faced off against a pair of future NBA stars. Also, who were his biggest basketball influences? And how young was he when he realized that he had a chance to be an NBA player.
  • Life at Kentucky. What was the recruiting process under John Calipari like? Why his matchup with Lonzo Ball and UCLA in the Sweet 16 was personal. And also, Fox reveals details of Kentucky’s final game, including how a loss to North Carolina prompted tears in the locker room.
  • What is the NBA Draft process like? How many hours a day is he in the gym? What is he focused on as he prepares for the draft? And finally, Fox explains why he believes that he should be the top point guard selected on draft night.

Evan also welcomed Scout.com’s Josh Gershon to the show for a conversation about the NBA’s top draft prospects. The two discussed if the Celtics should consider anyone other than Markelle Fultz at No. 1? Who do they prefer on the wing: Josh Jackson or Jayson Tatum? And is everyone sleeping on UCLA’s Ike Anigbogu?

This is just the latest edition of “The Sidelines Podcast” as Evan has welcomed some of the biggest names in basketball to the show throughout the year. Previous guests include coaches like Mike Krzyzewski, Jay Wright and Tom Izzo, as well as fellow top NBA Draft prospect Jayson Tatum.