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NEW YORK -- Kentucky's future backcourt put on a show in the Jordan Brand Classic and gave the basketball world a glimpse of what's to come.

De'Aaron Fox went for 23 points, 5 rebounds and no turnovers en route to co-MVP honors as the East team beat the West team, 131-117, at Barclays Center.

His co-MVP was his future backcourt-mate in Big Blue Nation and his roommate here in the Big Apple. Malik Monk went for 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the West. The duo combined for 45 points in the game.

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From left to right McDonald's All-Americans De'Aaron Fox (5), Malik Monk (5) Bam Adebayo (13), and Sacha Killeya-Jones (1) who will all be attending the University of Kentucky pose for a group photo before the McDonald's High School All-American Game. (Brian Spurlock / USA Today)
From left to right McDonald's All-Americans De'Aaron Fox (5), Malik Monk (5) Bam Adebayo (13), and Sacha Killeya-Jones (1) who will all be attending the University of Kentucky pose for a group photo before the McDonald's High School All-American Game. (Brian Spurlock / USA Today)

With Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis headed to the NBA Draft, incoming floor general De'Aaron Fox says he's ready to assume the mantle for the Wildcats.

"I'm happy for him of course," Fox, the 6-foot-3 guard out of Katy (TX) Cypress Lakes told Evan Daniels of Scout.com at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. "He had a fantastic year this year but other than that, with him leaving that's basically just giving me the keys to the program. If Isaiah [Briscoe] comes back, we'll be the point guards next year. Tyler's a great player and it's big shoes to fill."

Sources said Briscoe, the former Roselle (N.J.) Catholic star, is expected to go through the NBA Draft evaluation process and then make a decision from there.

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De'Aaron Fox, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2016, is off the board to Kentucky.

The 6-foot-4 Fox out of Katy (TX) Cypress Lakes, who has drawn comparisons to Washington Wizards guard John Wall, also considered Kansas, LSU and Louisville. He made his announcement Thursday on ESPNU.

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