Point guard Markelle Fultz is expected to go first in the NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, and fellow PG Lonzo Ball is expected to follow right behind him to the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2.
De’Aaron Fox is another point guard who could go in the top 5, but it seems as if he isn’t talked about as much as Fultz or Ball. FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd believes Fox is the most underrated player in the 2017 NBA Draft.
“I will say this about De’Aaron Fox, though,” Cowherd said. “He is becoming the lost man in this draft… De’Aaron Fox, to me, is now the most underrated player in the draft.
“He has John Wall quickness, but I think he’s far more composed and mature than John Wall. He’s got length. He’s not a great shooter, but he could develop into a nice shooter. His speed is remarkable.”
Cowherd also said he believes Fox is an equal or better prospect than Markelle Fultz maybe Lonzo Ball too.
Fox averaged 16.7 points per game in his lone season at Kentucky last year. It’s a loaded draft, but it would still be surprising if Fox wasn’t selected in the top five.