Not often does a gem like Parker Fox sit undiscovered for a long period of time. This season, Fox averaged 22 points per game for the Northern State Wolves. If you’ve never heard of Northern State, that is most likely because they are a Division Two school out of Minnesota. Their best player, the aforementioned Fox, has entered the transfer portal after a season that would make anyone impressed.
Not only did Fox win the Division Two Player of the Year of the Award, but he also won the Defensive Player of the Year and was a First-Team All-American. He is a 6’8 forward who has been a rim protector and elite scorer over the past few seasons. He averaged 3.5 blocks per game this season and tallied a season-high of eight just last month. His rim protection is something the Red Raiders could be looking for. He is a slender athletic-looking individual that can elevate above the rim to block shots and get rebounds.
His highlight tape is something to witness. I believe he’s the exact type of player that Coach Adams is looking for. He’s not an outside scorer although he can hit the occasional outside shot. Most of his offense comes off of fast breaks and pick and rolls that involve alley-oops. He reminds me a bit of Tariq Owens in his ability to get up and finish alley-oops. His offensive game is mostly inside and he has a plethora of post moves.
Fox could also play the power-forward spot if needed. I see him and Marcus Santos-Silva starting in the frontcourt with McCullar starting at the three. I have the feeling this year’s team is going to be a bunch of athletic rebounders that can score near the rim and play multiple positions. Fox appears to be a top priority for the Red Raiders and could be a solid big man for the team next season.
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