A former University of Maine men’s basketball standout reportedly was shot and killed Monday night in his driveway in a Chicago suburb.
Nate Fox, 37, of Bloomingdale, Illinois, had just gotten out of his car, a maroon 2013 Jaguar XJ, ABC affiliate Channel 7 in Chicago reported on its website.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Fox was transported to Adventist Glen Oaks Medical Center in Glendale Heights, where he later was pronounced dead.
In that report, Bloomingdale Police Chief Frank Giammarese said investigators have determined that Fox was fatally shot as he was on his way home from work.
The police would not comment about any other aspects of the crime, other than to say evidence found at the scene is being evaluated.
Fox graduated in 2000 from the University of Maine. He was a two-time All-America East selection and a NABC All-District I selection his senior season at Maine under coach John Giannini.
Fox averaged 17.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as he led the Black Bears to a 43-16 record in his two seasons in Orono.
Fox, a native of Plainville, Illinois, went to the university after two years at Boston College. He finished 19th on UMaine’s career scoring list with 1,052 points.
Fox was a basketball and football standout at Plainville and received college scholarship offers in both sports.
After college, he played professional basketball in Estonia. Fox averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game while playing for BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn.
In 2009, it was announce that he had signed a contract with the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany.
Information about his career in Bloomingdale, located about 30 miles west of Chicago, was not available on Thursday.
Bloomingdale police have asked for the public’s help gathering information about Fox’s death.