Five-star point guard De’Aaron Fox revealed his new list of schools Friday, and Kentucky is one of seven programs still underconsideration.
Fox — a 6-foot-4 prospect from Katy, Texas — has narrowed his list to UK, Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, Louisiana State, North Carolina and N.C. State.
Going into Friday, the leader on Fox’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page was home-state Texas, which has hosted him for multiple unofficial visits and made him a major recruiting priority under new coach Shaka Smart.
The Longhorns were a surprising omission from Fox’s new list of seven schools.
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247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer ranks Fox as the nation’s best point guard and the No. 4 overall prospect in the class of 2016. Meyer is predicting that Fox will ultimately end up at Kentucky.
“There’s something about his complete nature — whatever a point guard needs to do offensively, he can do it,” Meyer recently told the Herald-Leader.
In an interview with the Herald-Leader this summer, Fox called UK “every kid’s dream school,” and he told Scout.com on Friday that Kentucky is one of two schools he will see with an official visit.
Fox has previously said that he would like to make a college decision in December.