Why De’Aaron Fox-John Wall comparison matters

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

Everybody saw how fast De’Aaron Fox is when he helped his team to 18 fast break points in ’s scrimmage last week.

And everybody knows is really fast. And they’re both point guards, and Fox plays for and Wall use to play for .

So, Fox gets compared to Wall. All the time.

“I don’t feel like it’s ever bad to be compared to someone like that,” Fox, a 6-3, 187-pound freshman, said. “It just gives you really high expectations.”

While there’s no rush to proclaim Fox as Wall’s equal on the basketball court, the comparison should be valued because speed is their priority weapon.

That benefits both the players and their teams.

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