Five-star guard DeAaron Fox hoping to visit Kansas State, Louisville

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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As one of the best prospects in the class of 2016, DeAaron Fox will have his pick of potential schools when it comes time to make a college decision.

For now, though, the Cypress Lakes (Texas) product has been focused on a few in-state schools. The 6-foot-3 guard has taken three visits to Texas, two to Baylor and one to Texas A&M.

Fox is interested by the way Texas coach Rick Barnes got the Longhorns back on the right foot last season.

“I like coach Barnes, the way he turned that program, and then getting Myles Turner this year, bringing Texas back up on the uprise,” Fox said. “And the education. It's the richest school in Texas, so going there wouldn't be bad even if I couldn't go to the league.”

As for Baylor, Scott Drew and his staff landing talented guys like Isaiah Austin over the last couple of years has made the Bears more attractive.

“It's the biggest private school and it's a Christian school, and I'm Christian, so going there I can be religious just how I am,” Fox said. “Baylor's basketball team has really been on the up, with Isaiah and all them [that] went there last year.”

Then there's Texas A&M, the closest school in proximity to Fox.

“I knew [J-Mychal Reese], I really like that facility, and it's really close to home,” Fox said. “My parents could come to every home game.”

And now it's time for Fox to look outside the state.

Arkansas and SMU have also offered Fox, but the next couple of campus trips Fox wants to take are to Kansas State and Louisville. Kansas State has offered, and Louisville has shown plenty of interest.

“That's probably the only two I want to visit right now,” he said.

Ranked No. 13 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2016, Fox averaged 5.3 points and nearly three assists per game at the NBPA Top 100 camp last week.

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