Nate Fox

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Nate Fox
Personal information
Born (1977-04-14)April 14, 1977
Plainfield, Illinois
Died December 22, 2014(2014-12-22) (aged 37)
Bloomingdale, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Plainfield (Plainfield, Illinois)
College Boston College (1995–1997)
Maine (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2012
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
2000–2001 Aveiro Esgueira
2001 CB Ciudad de Huelva
2001 Aveiro Esgueira
2001–2002 Barreirense
2002–2003 Bayer Giants Leverkusen
2003–2004 Ramat Hasharon
2004 Basket Groot Leuven
2004 MPC Capitals Groningen
2005–2008 Bayer Giants Leverkusen
2008–2009 BC Kalev/Cramo
2009–2010 NY Phantoms Braunschweig
2011 STB Le Havre
2011–2012 Okapi Aalstar
Career highlights and awards
  • All-KML First Team (2009)
  • First-team All-America East (2000)

Nate Fox (April 14, 1977 – December 22, 2014) was an American professional basketball player.

Fox played college basketball for the University of Maine Black Bears, averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year.

After graduating, he played in Europe. From 2000 until 2002 he played in Portugal before signing with Bayer Giants Leverkusen in Germany. For the next two seasons Fox played in Israel, Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2005 he returned to Bayer Giants Leverkusen and became one of the best players in Basketball Bundesliga and a leader at his team. In March 2008 he received a worldwide suspension for seven and a half months after a positive doping test and was fired from Leverkusen. After the suspension ended Fox signed with BC Kalev/Cramo. Fox was one of the best players in the Baltic League and he received the Baltic Basketball League MVP of the Month award in December 2008.[1] For the 2009-10 season Fox moved back to Bundesliga basketball, playing for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. In February 2011 he signed with French club STB Le Havre.[2]


Fox, age 37, was shot to death shortly after 9:30 p.m. on December 22, 2014. Police say he had just gotten out of his car, a maroon 2013 Jaguar XJ, in the driveway of his Bloomingdale, Illinois, home.[3]