USA Basketball has unveiled a 41-man player pool for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, featuring a star-studded lineup of NBA legends like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Sacramento Kings’ standout De’Aaron Fox.
Reacting to his inclusion, Fox expressed genuine pride, stating, “It’s an honor to represent my country.” Conversing with USA Basketball Men’s National Team managing director Grant Hill, Fox acknowledged being in the loop, expressing his focus on the current NBA season while cherishing the honor of being mentioned alongside gold medalists.
“I talked to Grant [Hill] a little bit, so I was already in the loop. Obviously I want to continue to focus on what we’re doing right now, but it’s definitely and honor to be able to be mentioned with a lot of those players who have already won gold medals,” Fox said.
Acknowledging the gravity of Olympic contention, Fox emphasized, “For us, people my age, being able to watch the Redeem Team definitely puts memories in your head. And for me the way that someone like Melo played in the Olympics and what he did I think are lasting memories. So being able to be in that position is definitely an honor and a blessing.”
Kings head coach Mike Brown lauded Fox’s inclusion, stating, “It’s a big honor. It’s just a testament to who he is.” Brown highlighted the significance of representing one’s country at the highest level, emphasizing the special feat that competing in the Olympics represents.
This season, the 26-year-old Fox has showcased his skills, achieving career-high averages of 27.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game in 35.6 minutes—a testament to his exceptional skills and commitment to the game.