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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Rick Fox, Canada A versatile 6-7 swingman who can shoot, pass, and run the floor, Rick Fox showed flashes of stardom during his NBA career and averaged a career-high 15.4 ppg for the Boston Celtics first four years he served as a valuable role player for the Celtics, coming off the bench at off guard or small forward behind the likes of Larry Bird, Reggie Lewis, Dee Brown and Dominique Wilkins. He was Boston's team captain before becoming a free agent and heading for Hollywood, where he was also pursuing an acting career on the side. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a veteran free agent and started in all 82 games in 1997-98 before assuming a reserve role in 1998-99 He attended college at North Carolina, teaming with a host of future NBA players and leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four ...He departed UNC as the Tar Heels all-time leader in steals with 197 ...In four seasons at UNC, Fox never missed a game, tying a school record with 140 appearances overall. ...Fox is recognized by his co-starring roles in such shows as HBO's "Oz," and his marriage to actress/singer/model Venessa Williams. Moved from Canada to the Bahamas, with his parents, at the age of two He and his wife, actress Vanessa Williams, celebrated the birth of their daughter on May 1, 2000 Lists his heroes as his parents and his high school and college basketball coaches Served an internship at Mickey Mantle's restaurant during the summer of 1997 and would like to open a sports bar when his playing days are over Enjoys martial arts, golfing, watching "ESPN SportsCenter" and rooting for the New England Patriots Majored in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at North Carolina and says he would be in the movies if he were not playing in the NBA Has a cameo appearance in the movie "He Got Game" and a recurring role in the HBO drama Oz
Rick Fox Profile

Name: Ulrich Alexander Fox
Position: Guard/Forward
Nickname: Foxy (USA, from late Laker announcer Chick Hearn)
Born: 07/24/1969
Status: Retired
Origin: Toronto, Canada (grew up in the Bahamas, went to high School in Indiana, USA)
Height: 6'7/2,01m
Weight: 235lbs/106,6kg
Schools: Warsaw Higgh School, North Carolina
Drafted: 1991, First Round, 24th Pick by the Boston Celtics
Languages: English
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Ibn Notes: From the school of Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman, Rick Fox was that championship team player you loved to have on your team and REALLY REALLY REALLY hated when on the other team.  That's where I found myself.  Rick Fox went from an above-average fantasy-basketball player (His best statistical years were 95-97 when Fox averaged about 15.0pts, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals) to a integral role-player for the the 2000, 2001, and 2002 Championship Los Angeles Lakers.  You may have disliked him but it cannot be denied that he was a necessary evil for those Laker squads.

Ibn Facts: Rick Fox is the all-time leader in steals at the University of North Carolina.  A member of the Lakers 2000 championship.  During his rookie year, Fox often filled in for Larry Bird, who was in his last season.  Fox played in 81 games that year and was named to the 1991-92 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

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