De’Aaron Fox dashes and dishes Kentucky to 87-64 season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin

De'Aaron Fox - photo by Walter Cornett
De’Aaron Fox – photo by Walter Cornett

The University of Kentucky’s regular-season opener against Stephen F. Austin featured 53 fouls, so finding a rhythm was difficult.

Finding a speed, however, was easy. UK freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox, just as he has done all preseason in practice and in two exhibitions, played the game in fast-forward. Everyone else was at regular, human speed.

In his first college game, Fox handed out more assists than any UK player in his Wildcat debut, at least since assists were kept as an official stat in 1971. He finished the game with 12 assists to go with 12 points as No. 2-ranked Kentucky wore down SFA 98-64 in Rupp Arena.

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Posted by Walter Cornett

Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter’s Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.