De’Aaron Fox tours ESPN

Former Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox went through the media rounds Monday by touring the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Fox was at ESPN to help promote the 2017 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Fox began his day on Mike and Mike, where he talked about his mindset of believing he’s the best player in the draft and how UK head coach John Calipari prepares his players for the biggest stage in college basketball.

Fox also joined SportsCenter throughout the day, talking with the Sportscenter AM crew of Lindsay Czarniak, Jay Harris and Kentucky alumnus Michael Eaves.

He later went on SportsCenter Coast to Coast with David Lloyd, where he talked about his love of video games, his playing style and UK’s win over UCLA in the Sweet 16. Lloyd asked Fox what he can do that fellow top point guards Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball can’t, and he said his speed separates him from other guards.

De’Aaron Fox went on SportsCenter AM and SportsCenter Coast to Coast, among other ESPN shows, on Monday.(photo by Joe Faraoni, ESPN Images)

“I don’t know necessarily that they can’t, but I just feel like the way I blow past people and the way I defend (separates me),” Fox said on SportsCenter Coast to Coast. “I like to get under people, I like getting a steal and creating a break. And as far as speed, I just like being able to beat somebody. That’s been my bread and butter since I started playing basketball.”

Fox also went on First Take and The Ryen Russillo Show, where he talked about his shooting, and why that shouldn’t be a concern to teams in the league.

“I’ve worked on it,” Fox said on The Ryen Russillo Show. “It actually got better throughout the season. The last 10 games I was shooting around 50 percent from 3 and I was taking contested 3s, off the dribble, catch-and-shoot in the North Carolina game. So, that’s one thing I’m not really worried about. I never struggled shooting until I struggled this year, but I feel like I’m in the gym enough to where we can fix that. I’ll be fine.”

Calipari talked about Fox’s 3-point shooting on a teleconference earlier this month and said it was the least of his worries. Fox shot 73.6 percent from the foul line and over the final 10 games of the season was 47.4 percent from distance.

“He has to get in the gym and be committed to it,” Calipari said of Fox. “But when you can make free throws and you can make 15-17 footers at a high clip then you can make 3s. There’s nothing mechanically wrong.”

Fox is expected to go somewhere in the top five of Thursday’s draft. Many of the most popular NBA mock drafts have Fox going either fourth overall to the Phoenix Suns or fifth to the Sacramento Kings.