Just prior to his senior season, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) ruled that he had no more high school eligibility left (due to completing eight semesters in the Bahamas) and was not allowed to participate in any IHSAA games.
Fox played off the bench his first two seasons as the Celtics reached the playoffs for the last time in the Larry Bird era.By the 1995–96 season, Fox had become the team's starting small forward and achieved double figure scoring.His father is Bahamian and his mother is Italian Canadian.Fox's family moved to his father's native Bahamas when Fox was three.He then went on to star collegiately at the University of North Carolina where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four. READ MORE Rick Fox is serving up a big "I Told You So" to anyone who balked at his prediction League of Legends would outgrow the NHL ...
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Fox began his professional basketball career when he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (24th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.
As a member of the Celtics, Fox became the first rookie starter on opening night since Larry Bird in 1979 and made the 1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 8 points per game.
He recorded career highs of 15.4 points a game and 2.2 steals a game (4th in the league) and made 101 three-point field goals in the 1996–97 campaign.
In the summer of 1997, the Celtics released Fox, and he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the 1998–99 season, the Lakers acquired All-Star small forward Glen Rice.