He plays defense. He's the coolest basketball player I have ever seen. Nothing bothers this kid. It's impressive.
In what universe does a player with J Kidd ability and Steph Curry range and shooting % not succeed..
He gets eaten alive by anybody with a hint to explosion as a defender. He's long an athletic so he generates turnovers at the college level, but he got absolutely torched vs Fox in the UK game.
Youre talking about the first 10 minutes of that game and one play in particular where Fox broke his ankles. Big deal!
You're not the only one who feels this way (see draftexpress and the breakdown of Ball vs Fox), but I disagree with any notion that Fox dominated Ball in that game.
Ball had a rough first 10 minutes to that game, but then more than righted the ship. Ball, through his leadership and elite court awarenesss, makes players around him better, and did that in that game.
Compare these highlights to that draftexpress vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU90eU2EejI
Fox has yet to show that he can raise teammates games and Fultz hasn't shown that he can do that yet, either.
In the Kentucky game, these were their stats:
Fox 20 pts 2 rb 9 asst 1 steal 0 block 2 TOs
Ball 14 pts 6rb 7 asst 1 steal 1 block 6 TOs (he averages 2.3 TO)
Fox's 20 points came on 8/20 shooting, not too efficient.
Balls 14 points came on 5-12 shooting.
Again, after the first 10 minutes in a very hostile Rupp arena, Ball outplayed Fox.
Fox may be the better athlete, and I think superior to Fultz and Ball in that regard, but both of them are better basketball players than Fox right now.
I'll take the winner/leader, Ball, right now over Fox and Fultz.