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Fox becomes first to declare he will leave UK for NBA


Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, becoming the first of several Wildcats underclassmen who could leave after reaching the Elite Eight this season.

The 6-foot-3 guard is a possible NBA lottery pick and was expected to make this move. Fox said in a statement earlier this week he thinks “it’s time for me to live out my dream.”

He scored a career-high 39 points against UCLA in the South Regional semifi- nals, his next-to-last game with the Wildcats. Fox finished as Kentucky’s secondleading scorer, averaging 16.7 points and leading the team in assists.

He made The Associated Press’ All-Southeastern Conference first team and earned Most Valuable Player honors at last month’s SEC Tournament.

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