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NBA All-Star calls two players 'best backcourt in the country'


John Wall knows a thing or two about great back courts considering he's a part of one and he knows a thing or two about playing at Kentucky considering he did that as well. In an interview with Slam Magazine, Wall said that he considers the Kentucky backcourt of De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk "probably the best backcourt in college basketball."

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The two are combining for 38.2 points, 3.1 steals, 7.6 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Wall went on to say what was most impressive with their games:

"They're explosive, can shoot the ball, and are playing well. It's exciting for me this year because I get to see them a lot because they play for Kentucky and are always on TV. Me and De'Aaron built a bond last year. When we were in Houston, I got there a day early and went to go watch him play in high school. I'm excited the way they're doing and can't wait to see them get to the pros."

It's early, but both players are mocked to go in the lottery come the NBA Draft. Monk is generally a higher pick than Fox because of his shooting ability --- a premium in the league nowadays --- but there is still plenty of time for their draft spots to change.


[h/t Kentucky Sports Radio]