#5 Point Guard

De'Aaron Fox

Height / Weight
6' 3" / 185 lbs
Born
Dec 20, 1997 (24)
College
Kentucky
NBA Draft
1st Round, 5th Overall, 2017
Nationality
American
SEASON STATS
2022-2023
PTS
22.8
-0.4
Rebounds
5.0
+1.0
Assists
5.6
+0.0
PER
26.71
+5.50
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: De'Aaron Fox
Nickname: Swipa da Fox
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Education: Kentucky
Parents: Aaron and Lorainne Harris-Fox
Spouse: Recee Caldwell

De’Aaron Fox Biography Details, Age, Net Worth, and Basketball Career

De’Aaron Fox was born on December 20, 1997, to two athletic parents. His father Aaron played college football while his mother Lorainne played college basketball. Fox was highly-regarded as one of the best all-around players in his high school class. After turning down other major D-I offers, Fox elected to attend Kentucky.

After just one season, Fox elected to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft. He was drafted fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings and now in his third season, Fox is the leader of the Kings. One of the best all-around young players in the NBA, Fox is a crucial part of the process of the Kings looking to turn their franchise around.

De’Aaron Fox Basketball Career

High School Career (Cypress Lakes High School)

De’Aaron Fox played his high school basketball at Cypress Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. During his junior season, Fox averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. In his senior season, Fox averaged 32.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. 

Fox participated in the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game. He also played in the Jordan Brand Classic and earned Co-MVP honors alongside future Kentucky teammate Malik Monk. Fox also played at the Nike Hoop Summit Games and on the USA Men’s Basketball Junior Team during his high school years.

College Career (Kentucky Wildcats)

Fox was considered the nation’s second-best point guard behind Lonzo Ball. He was a top-10 overall rated player according to all major recruiting sites. On November 12, 2015, Fox chose to play his college ball at Kentucky, live on ESPNU, over Kansas, Louisville, and LSU.

Fox recorded a triple-double in a game against Arizona State on November 28th (14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists). Fox was only the second player in Kentucky history to accomplish that feat (Chris Mill in 1988). Leading Kentucky to an SEC Tournament title, Fox ended up winning the SEC Tournament MVP. He also helped lead Kentucky to an Elite Eight appearance before falling to North Carolina.

After his freshman season, Fox announced that he would forgo his final three years of eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

Fox was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Fox averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game during his rookie season. Fox replaced Lonzo Ball in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. 

Fox recorded his first career triple-double on November 1, 2018. He scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Fox finished second in the NBA Most Improved Player Award, losing to eventual NBA Champion Pascal Siakam.

De’Aaron Fox Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

De’Aaron Fox will earn $6.4 million during the 2019-20 NBA season with a club option for $8.1 million in 2020-2021. Through the 2019-20 season, Fox has earned a career total of $10.1 million. 

Fox signed a multi-year deal with Nike prior to the start of his rookie season. The details of the agreement were not disclosed.

De’Aaron Fox signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings in 2017.

De’Aaron Fox Personal Life

De’Aaron Fox was born on December 20, 1997, to parents Aaron and Lorainne Harris-Fox. De’Aaron has one brother named Quentin. An avid video game player, Fox spent a lot of his time NBA 2K and sleeping on his couch in his younger days.

Fox’s girlfriend is named Recee Caldwell. He has one son named Kai.

De’Aaron Fox Fun Facts

  • Turned down offers from Kansas, Louisville and LSU to attend Kentucky.
  • Avid NBA 2K player.
  • Father played college football.
  • Mother played college basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Second player in NBA history (LeBron James) to score a 30-point triple-double before the age of 21.
Career stats
2022-2023
SAC
2021-2022
SAC
2020-2021
SAC
2019-2020
SAC
2018-2019
SAC
2017-2018
SAC
Season Team G MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PTS
2022-2023
22 31.7 50.7 36.6 82.6 5.0 5.6 0.5 1.0 22.8
2021-2022
59 35.3 47.3 29.7 75.0 3.9 5.6 0.4 1.2 23.2
2020-2021
58 35.1 47.7 32.2 71.9 3.5 7.2 0.5 1.5 25.2
2019-2020
51 32.0 48.0 29.2 70.5 3.8 6.8 0.5 1.5 21.1
2018-2019
81 31.4 45.8 37.1 72.7 3.8 7.3 0.6 1.6 17.3
2017-2018
73 27.7 41.2 30.7 72.3 2.8 4.4 0.3 1.0 11.6
Recent Games
Wed 12/7
Sun 12/4
Sat 12/3
Wed 11/30
Mon 11/28
Fri 11/25
Wed 11/23
Tue 11/22
Sun 11/20
Thu 11/17
Date Opp RESULT MIN PTS OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO
Wed 12/7
L 113-126
32 15 0 2 2 2 0 1 1
Sun 12/4
W 101-110
32 16 0 7 7 4 2 0 4
Sat 12/3
W 123-96
27 14 0 6 6 4 0 1 2
Wed 11/30
W 114-137
27 19 0 5 5 6 0 0 3
Mon 11/28
L 122-117
28 11 1 4 5 5 1 3 1
Fri 11/25
L 104-122
30 20 0 4 4 2 0 0 2
Wed 11/23
L 106-115
32 18 1 4 5 5 0 0 4
Tue 11/22
W 113-109
35 32 1 7 8 6 4 0 1
Sun 11/20
W 129-137
35 33 0 4 4 7 0 0 2
Thu 11/17
W 112-130
31 28 0 3 3 8 1 0 0