Defense is like a lost art in basketball. Media outlets like ESPN Sportscenter and even Basketball Spotlight don’t praise players enough for this attribute. We tend to enjoy offensive prowess and highlights. But there are a few players that don’t mind locking down opponents. One of these players is De’Aaron Fox of the Defenders Select. His defensive efforts helped his team reach the Final Four at the 12U Nationals. We had a chance to talk to Fox and here’s our One On One.
One On One
BS: What school do you attend?
DF: Thornton Middle School.
BS: Who’s your favorite player?
DF: Kevin Garnett, he’s been my favorite since he came out of high school to the NBA.
BS: Who’s the toughest player you ever faced?
DF: Deon Barrett (Team Texas).
BS: What’s the strongest part of your game?
DF: My floater and defense.
BS: What part of your game needs the most work?
DF: My jump shot.
BS: What’s your dream college?
DF: Kansas, they have one of the best programs in the country.
BS: Who’s your favorite rapper?
DF: Lil Wayne, his flow is great.
BS: What’s your fondest basketball moment?
DF: When we beat Team Battle to make it to the Final Four.
BS: Who would you love to have dinner with?
DF: Kobe Bryant because he’s the best player in the world.