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De’Aaron Fox Passes Elite Names with Triple Double

De'Aaron Fox

Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics


Out of all the former Wildcats playing in the NBA, you would have a difficult time finding someone playing better than De’Aaron Fox is early this season.


Through eight games, Fox is averaging 17.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. The stats are up from his rookie campaign, but he had the biggest moment of his young career on Thursday.



In a win vs. the Atlanta Hawks, Fox posted the first triple double of his career, finishing with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists. Fox is the youngest player in NBA history to post a 30-10-15 game.


The numbers are even more impressive when you consider the elite company he is in. Prior to Thursday’s game, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were the youngest players to record a 30-10-15 game. Additionally, Fox and LeBron James are the only two players in NBA history with a 30-point triple-double before the age of 21.


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