Cy Lakes Basketball Player Attends Team USA Mini-camp

Cypress, Texas (October 14, 2013) – Cypress Lakes High School sophomore De’Aaron Fox was one of 46 of the nation’s best high school basketball players invited to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team October Mini-Camp, held Oct. 5-6 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cypress Lakes High School sophomore basketball player De’Aaron Fox and assistant coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun attended the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team October Mini-Camp, held Oct. 5-6 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cypress Lakes High School sophomore basketball player De’Aaron Fox and assistant coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun attended the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team October Mini-Camp.

 

The 6-foot-2, 165-pound point guard is currently ranked No. 1 at his position and thirteenth overall for the Class of 2016 by ESPN. Cypress Lakes assistant coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun said Fox drew notice from Team USA after his stellar play in summer basketball leagues. Olatunbosun attended the mini-camp with Fox and said the Spartans’ standout lived up to his national ranking.

“It was an awesome camp for De’Aaron, and it was great to see him play on such a big stage,” he said. “He proved without a doubt that he is one of the best in the nation, and I think he will make the team.”

Fox will attend a second tryout in Colorado Springs in July, and if he makes the roster will spend 13 days playing for the USA Men’s U17 National Team in Dubai.

As a freshman, Fox started for the Cypress Lakes varsity team and averaged 23 points per game, including a 50-point performance against Aldine Nimitz on Dec. 1. Olatunbosun, who is also the head junior varsity coach, said he and the fellow Cypress Lakes coaches recognized his potential while he was playing for Thornton Middle School.

“He’s been a special talent for a while, and he has been getting attention from colleges since the seventh grade,” he said. “He’s a pure point guard who can distribute the ball, but he’s capable of playing the combo guard and scoring when needed.”

Olatunbosun added that Fox’s humble character aligns with his incredible skills on the basketball court.

“He truly appreciated the offer to be able to represent the country, the district and Cy Lakes,” Olatunbosun said. “He doesn’t ‘big-time’ the situation; he’s just a quiet, humble kid who is soaking it all in just like we are.”