Player Profile

De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings Point guard

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :December 20, 1997
Height :6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight :185 lb (84 kg)

De’Aaron Fox: A Brief Biography

Fox was born in Louisiana’s New Orleans. He is the child of Lorraine Harris-Fox and Aaron Fox. Quentin is the only brother Fox has.

When she was very young, his mother played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock as well. He still anticipates seeing his mother and has drawn inspiration from her.

Fox was initially a first-team All-USA selection. Later, he was a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year and was chosen for the Naismith All-America first team.

He was once more selected for McDonald’s All-American.

After playing in the Jordan Brand Classic game, where he scored a game-high 23 points on 8 of 16 shooting and added 5 rebounds, he shared MVP honors with Malik Monk.

Before losing in the regional finals, Fox successfully represented Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas) with back-to-back 40-point plays in the Texas high school state playoffs.

During the regular season, he scored at least 30 points in 20 of the games, 40 or more eight times, and 50 points once.

In 2016, he was additionally recognized as the Texas Gatorade High School Player of the Year.

Height of De’Aaron Fox, Weight, and Body Stats

Height6 ft 3 in / 191 cm
Weight170 lb / 77 kg

How much does De’Aaron Fox Earn? Net Worth

De’Aaron Fox signed a three-year, $16,472,880 contract with the Sacramento Kings, which included a $16,472,880 guarantee and a middling $5,490,960 yearly salary. Fox was projected to make $6,392,760 in base pay in 2019–20.

Before entering the NBA, Fox had confirmed a multi-year sanction deal with Nike.

During the 2017 Summer League and Kentucky’s run in the 2017 March Madness tournament, he uses the Kobe 9 shoes while promoting Nike PG1 footwear.

Given his youth, it would not be surprising to see him eventually accomplish more.

De’Aaron Fox plays for Sacramento Kings (Pacific NBA Team)

High school career

Fox studied at Katy, Texas’ Cypress Lakes High School. He had a 23.8 point, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game average as a junior. Fox competed for Houston Hoops in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Circuit (EYBL) during the summer, where he was named to the league’s first team. Fox defeated MacArthur 68-53 on November 29 thanks to 31 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. On December 28, Fox outscored Jay M. Robinson High School 91-81 with 31 points and 6 assists. Fox had a 32.1 point, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game average as a senior. Fox participated in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game on March 30 after being named a McDonald’s All-American in January 2016. Fox participated in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic in April and helped the East team win 131–117. He was named Co-MVP alongside Kentucky teammate Malik Monk. After that, Fox participated in the Nike Hoop Summit Games. He was added to the USA Men’s Basketball Men’s Junior Team for the 2015–16 season in September. He was also given permission to attend the NBPA Top 100 camp. Fox led Cypress Lakes to three state playoff appearances during his high school career, including a regional final his senior year, and twice reached the 50-point plateau in a single game.

Recruiting

After Lonzo Ball, Fox was the second-best point guard in the country. He received a five-star rating from the three main recruiting services, Rivals, ESPN, and 247Sports, and was rated as the Class of 2016’s consensus No. 6 overall recruit.

On November 12, 2015, he made his decision to attend Kentucky live on ESPNU. Over Kansas, Louisville, and LSU, he selected Kentucky.

College career

At the Bluegrass Showcase on November 13, 2016, Fox scored 21 points and contributed three assists in a 93-69 victory over Canisius College. He scored 16 points and dished out 6 assists six days later as his team defeated Duquesne University 93-69. With 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists against Arizona State on November 28, he notched a triple-double, becoming just the second Wildcat in Kentucky basketball history to do so after Chris Mill in 1988. On January 7, 2017, Fox beat Arkansas 97-71 with 27 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds. On January 17, he contributed 21 points and 5 assists to an 88-81 victory over Mississippi State. On February 18 of that year, Fox led the Wildcats to a victory over the Georgia Bulldogs with 16 points and 5 assists. On March 4, Fox led Texas A&M to a 71-63 victory with 19 points. In the subsequent rounds, Kentucky would triumph over Georgia in the quarterfinals and Alabama in the semifinals. In an 82-65 victory over Arkansas on March 12 in the SEC tournament, Fox scored 18 points, earning SEC Tournament MVP honors. On March 17, Fox defeated Northern Kentucky University in the opening round of the NCAA tournament with 19 points and 3 assists. Fox defeated Wichita State 65-62 on March 19 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with the help of 14 points. Fox scored 39 points on March 24 against the UCLA Bruins in a Sweet 16 game to help the Kentucky Wildcats advance to the Elite Eight. Fox managed just 13 points in the Wildcats’ 75-73 Elite Eight defeat to the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Fox declared that he would forgo his remaining three years of college eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA draft at the conclusion of his rookie season.

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2017–present)

Early years (2017–2019)

The Sacramento Kings selected Fox with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22, 2017. He signed his rookie scale contract with the Kings on July 8, 2017. Fox played 21.3 minutes per game while averaging 11.8 points, 3 assists, and 2.3 steals in four games of the 2017 NBA Summer League. On October 18, 2017, Fox played for the Kings in his first NBA game against the Houston Rockets. He finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists in more than 24 minutes as the Kings lost 105-100. In a 117-115 loss to the Phoenix Suns on October 23, 2017, Fox notched a career-high 19 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. He defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 116-109 on December 8, 2017, with 14 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals. On January 6, 2018, Fox outscored the Denver Nuggets 106-98 while dishing out 7 assists. On January 25, 2018, Fox led the Sacramento Kings to an 89-88 victory over the Miami Heat with 14 points, 4 assists, and a putback slam dunk with 3.3 seconds left. Fox had a season-high 26 points on January 28, 2018, in a 15-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs while shooting 6-6 from beyond the arc. On February 14, Lonzo Ball’s replacement for the Rising Stars Challenge was announced as Fox.

With 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists on November 1, 2018, in a 146-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Fox recorded his first triple-double of his professional career, helping the Kings to a 6-3 record. He was the first player since LeBron James in 2005 to record a 30-point triple-double before turning 21. Fox made significant progress in the 2018–2019 season. He not only increased in every significant statistical category (such as points scored per game from 11.6 to 17.3 and assists made from 4.4 to 7.3), but he also finished in the top three and was nominated for the NBA Most Improved Player Award, coming in second to Pascal Siakam.

Franchise player and first All-Star selection (2019–present)

On July 31, 2020, in a 129-120 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Fox scored a then-career-high 39 points. After a 4-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kings played their first game in the Orlando bubble.

Fox and the Kings agreed to an extension of his contract on November 25, 2020. On February 8, 2021, Fox received the Western Conference Player of the Week award for the first time in his career after winning all four of his games during the first week of February while averaging 31 points and nearly 9 assists. On March 26, 2021, Fox defeated the Golden State Warriors 141-119 with a career-high 44 points on 16-of-22 shooting from the field. Fox was named Player of the Week for a second time during Week 14 on March 29, 2021. Over the course of the four games, which all ended in victories for the Kings, Fox averaged nearly 37 points and five assists per contest while shooting 64% from the field.

Fox tied his career high on March 5, 2022, scoring 44 points on 18 of 31 shots in a 114–113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. In a 134-125 loss to the Utah Jazz on March 12, Fox had a season-high 11 assists in addition to his 41 points.

On November 5, 2022, Fox defeated the Orlando Magic 126-123 in overtime thanks to 37 points from him and a buzzer-beating, game-winning three. He led Sacramento to a 3-0 record while averaging 25 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 8 assists per game. He was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the period of November 14–20. On December 28, Fox outscored the Denver Nuggets 127-126 while dishing out a season-high 13 assists. He was selected as an All-Star for the first time as a reserve on February 10, 2023. Fox and Anthony Edwards have been named as the star’s Stephen Curry and Zion Williamson injury replacements. On February 24, Fox beat the Los Angeles Clippers 176-175 in double overtime with a season-high 42 points, 12 assists, five rebounds, and five steals. It was the NBA game with the second-highest scoring total ever. Fox made the game-winning three-pointer on March 15 in a 117-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Fox scored 38 points as the Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-123 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. After Luka Doni’s 42 points in 2020, this was the second-most points ever scored in a playoff debut.

Fox beat out Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan to win the NBA Clutch Player of the Year Award in its first year on April 19, 2023.

NBA Trophies & Titles

Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NBA All-star2023Sacramento Kings
NBA Clutch Player of the Year2023Sacramento Kings

Personal Life

Generally, Fox is known as “Fox,” “Swipa,” and “Swipa da Fox.” Because he worries that no one will give his initial number five to teammate Malik Monk, he chose the number zero at Kentucky.

In addition, according to his high school coach, Fox would arrive at school at 6 AM every morning and work out in the gym.

He also played the NBA 2K video game series and took almost nightly naps on the couch. His father claims that this is one factor in how he developed into the player he is today.

Fox and Recee Caldwell, his true love, are currently engaged. On the beach, he romantically proposed to her, and she enthusiastically accepted. Fox also has a charming son named Kai.

His values, career, and love are all at the pinnacle, and he is content and secure in his life. Fox currently has a priceless life.