Fox having strong senior year

Ian Fox is one of the better unsigned guards in Southern California. His head coach at Redondo Union, Reggie Morris, breaks down the 2014 guard's game and recruitment.

The biggest mainstay in head coach Reggie Morris' rebuilding job of the Redondo Beach (Calif.) Union basketball program has been 6-foot, 170-pound 2014 point guard Ian Fox.

The defending Division II CIF State Champions, Redondo Union has had another successful year and Fox has been a big part of that.

"We have a lot of guys who can score this year so Ian is playing really unselfishly," Morris said. "His numbers aren't as high - he's averaging about 12 points a game - and he got injured midway through the season, but earlier in the year he definitely carried us.

"I couldn't be happier with how he's leading the team and directing everybody. He's a much better floor general than last year. I haven't coached too many players who are the competitor he is and not afraid to play in big games. In every big situation, he's always going to try and make something happen and usually he comes out successful."

Morris feels that a couple of the greatest attributes about the unsigned senior are his intangibles and skill.

"He shoots it very well, he's a tough competitor and he plays through injuries," Morris said. "He's not the biggest or strongest guy but he makes up for it with his skill level. We've changed what we do and play inside out, and he's doing a very good job of finding people, especially Terrell (Carter), he's doing a very good job getting the ball to him."

Fox is "good to go" academically, according to Morris, and is a kid who works hard on his game.

"He's a gym rat," said Morris. "He's the first person to show up to the gym and the last person to leave. He's always working on his ball handling and shooting. He's an overachiever trying to get better with his skill level every day. I haven't had too many kids who work harder on their game than he does."

A lot of schools have shown Fox attention, although he's still looking for the right fit.

"Pepperdine offered early, Portland was about to offer, Saint Mary's has called a couple times, LMU has looked into him and same with Seattle and UTEP was in early," Morris said.

"For whatever reason, people haven't pulled the trigger but I don't know if there are too many unsigned point guards who are better than him.


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