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Kentucky Star PG De'Aaron Fox Is Declaring For The NBA Draft

The Wildcats' star freshman is off to the NBA.

Kentucky freshman point guard De'Aaron Fox has made his NBA Draft decision, according to a report.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS and FanRag Sports, Fox has decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and will be signing with an agent, preventing a possible return to college for his sophomore season.

This comes as no surprise.

Fox was one of college basketball's best point guards in 2016-17. He averaged 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 4 rebounds a game for the Wildcats, who fell in the Elite Eight to North Carolina. Fox's best game of the season came in the Sweet 16, when he out-played fellow potential top-five pick Lonzo Ball and UCLA. The point guard totaled 39 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in that game, while holding Ball to a poor offensive outing.

Kentucky now awaits decisions from its other star underclassmen, including Fox's freshman backcourt mate, Malik Monk, who is also expected to declare.

The 2017 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 22. This year's NBA Draft Lottery will be held on May 16. Kentucky should have multiple players taken in the first round of this year's draft.