Player Profile: Kings select De'Aaron Fox with the No. 5 overall pick

Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox, selected by the Kings with the fifth overall pick in the NBA Draft, speaks with the Sacramento media for the first time on Thursday.

Sacramento Kings selected De'Aaron Fox with their fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old point guard played one season at the University of Kentucky leading the Wildcats to a 32-6 record along with an NCAA Tournament berth - losing in the Elite Eight by two points against North Carolina.

During his freshman campaign, Fox averaged 16.7 points per game, 4.6 rebounds, four assists and 1.5 steals in nearly 30 minutes of action.

A lot of analysts have said Fox's best performance was his 39-point outburst against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, outperforming his counterpart Lonzo Ball in their second head-to-head matchup. Ball was drafted No. 2 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers.

He made the All-SEC Rookie team and the All-SEC Conference First Team.

Fox's NBA Draft Combine measurements placed him at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, with a 6'6" wingspan and a standing reach of 8'4".

The only pre-draft workouts that Fox went on were for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the hometown Sacramento Kings. The versatile guard has been praised for his blazing speed and defensive prowess.

Fox is as close to a complete player as their is in this draft, but there has been one constant criticism: Shooting. Though he shot nearly 48 percent from the field, his dismal 24 percent three-point percentage.

But despite those critiques if you're wondering who the city has drafted, hear it from the man himself via Bleacher Report:

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