Top Tweets as Kings Pick De'Aaron Fox No. 5 Overall in 2017 NBA Draft

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19:  De'Aaron Fox #0 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks against Landry Shamet #11 of the Wichita State Shockers in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Kentucky Wildcats won 65-62.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Sacramento Kings selected Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox with the No. 5 pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Fox is one of a handful of elite point guards in this class highlighted by Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, although he separates himself with length and athleticism that make him a force on both ends of thecourt.

Here's what social media thought of the Kings adding Fox to their roster:

The freshman, who was considered the No. 6 overall recruit in the 2016 class by, finished his only year with the Wildcats with averages of 16.7 points, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

While he was sometimes overshadowed offensively by teammate Malik Monk, Fox was the team's catalyst and led Kentucky with a 22.6 player efficiency rating, per Sports Reference.

Among the many quality showings in the 2016-17 season, his best performance undoubtedly came in the Sweet 16 against UCLA. Matching up against Ball, Fox scored 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field to lead the Wildcats to the Elite Eight. Ball was limited to just 10 points in one of his worst games of the year.

There are still plenty of question marks surrounding Fox's future, most notably his poor outside shooting. The guard made only 24.6 percent of his looks from beyond the arc this past season.

Considering he is just 19 years old, however, there is still plenty of upside for him to become an impact player in the NBA.

He should get immediate playing time with the Kings, an organization that has been searching for a long-term solution at point guard for the past few years.

Although they are in the midst of a rebuild, a backcourt with Fox and Buddy Hield is a good place to start.