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May 31st, 2017

John Wall: De’Aaron Fox “Might End Up” Being Best Point Guard in 2017 NBA Draft

Honi Ahmadian @HoniAhm
De'Aaron Fox

De’Aaron Fox is a projected top-five pick (Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports)

We are about three weeks away from the 2017 NBA Draft and the anticipation is brewing. However, it seems fairly probable that we already know who the top two picks in the draft will be.

The Boston Celtics will likely select Washington point guard Markelle Fultz who has made it abundantly clear he wants to be the top pick and thinks he will fit well alongside Isaiah Thomas.

Next will almost certainly be Lonzo Ball getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. Ball’s father has been adamant that his oldest son will stay in LA after a stellar freshman campaign at UCLA and the Lakers’ brass has not seemed moved at all by LaVar Ball’s controversial public comments.

But while the consensus is that those two point guards will be selected at the top of their class, Washington Wizards star John Wall has a different opinion, via CSN’s Chris Miller:

“A lot of people say it’s bias because he’s from Kentucky, but I think De’Aaron Fox might end up being the best point guard out of that class. He reminds me of myself a lot, just a lefty.”

Wall certainly knows a thing or two about being an elite point guard, having been selected to an All-NBA team and led his team to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

The two definitely have similarities as well beyond their being former Wildcats. Both Wall and Fox utilize their speed and athleticism at elite levels.

Time will tell if Fox surpasses Ball and Fultz as the best point guard in the draft or if someone unexpected takes the mantle.

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