De'Aaron Fox says he will leave Kentucky to enter NBA draft

Kentucky freshman De'Aaron Fox will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent, becoming the first of several Wildcats underclassmen who could leave after reaching the Elite Eight this season.

The 6-foot-3 guard is a possible NBA lottery pick and was expected to make this move.

Fox said in a statement Monday he thinks "I've had a pretty good freshman season through the guidance of our coaching staff and I think it's time for me to live out my dream."

He scored a career-high 39 points against UCLA in the South Regional semifinals, the best by a freshman in NCAA Tournament history . Fox finished as Kentucky's second-leading scorer, averaging 16.7 points and leading...