Kings pick at No. 5: De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky guard

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Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox is athletic, has great speed in the open court and is a good defender. (0:50)

The Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox with the No. 5 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 6: "The fastest player in the draft. Super quick with the ball. Explosive athlete. Excellent ball handler. Good court vision. A tough leader. Smart, high-character player. A leader on the floor. Fearless." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 10: "Fox's poor 3-point shooting isn't a big factor in his low statistical projection, per se. (He's projected to make 30.4 percent of his 3s as a rookie). Rather, it's Fox's limited 3-point attempts that are more of an issue." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Quick, athletic point guard

  • Elite speed in the open court

  • Excellent slasher

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Can be turnover prone

  • Inconsistent shooter

  • Lacks a three point shot

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 8.3 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 27.8 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 26.5 percent

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