April 21, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. – Former Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep standout and current City College of San Francisco student-athlete Josh Fox will join UC Davis men’s basketball after signing a NLI during the spring period, head coach Jim Les announced Monday.
The 6-6 forward will join the Aggies’ roster for the 2014-15 season.
"Josh is a very versatile and skilled front court player. He can score from the perimeter as well as inside, is an excellent rebounder, can guard multiple positions and possesses a high basketball IQ,” said Les. “We look forward to Josh making an immediate impact on our team next season."
Fox competed for junior college powerhouse City College of San Francisco this past season, helping the Rams advance to the regional championship. A key component for a CCSF team that was ranked No. 1 in the California Community College Athletic Association poll throughout the season and recorded 28 straight victories, Fox averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, shot .466 from the floor and .372 from three.
A four-year letterwinner at Sacred Heart, Fox led the Irish to four Central Coast Section championships and two Northern California Division III titles. In addition to those championship runs, the Irish advanced to the second round of the playoffs in Fox’s sophomore and junior seasons.
While at Sacred Prep, Fox earned second team all-league honors as a junior and a litany of awards as a senior–a list that includes first team all-league, first-team all-metro, and San Francisco Player of the Year accolades.
The Daly City native competed for UC Riverside throughout the 2012-13 season, averaged 9.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game before deciding to return to Northern California at the end of the year.
Ironically, Fox’s most productive game at UCR took place inside The Pavilion on Jan. 26, 2013. In the Aggies’ seven-point victory, it was Fox that lead the way for his team by scoring 22 points, on 9 of 14 shooting. In addition to connecting on 2 of 3 shots from three, he fell one rebound shy of posting a double-double and led all players with nine rebounds.
By selecting UC Davis over other Division I programs, Fox will have the opportunity to compete in front of the Aggie faithful, family and friends for the next two seasons.
Fox joins distinguished (Ohio) Division I first-team phenom Isaiah Walton as members of the Aggies’ incoming class of 2014. The Elyria High School prodigy inked his commitment last November during the fall window.