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DWTS Season 11 Cast Profile: Rick Fox

Posted by on September 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM EST

dancing with the stars rick foxGet to know Rick Fox before DWTS (Dancing With The Stars) Season 11 airs tonight on ABC.

Rick Fox joins the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 11 tonight on ABC. Get to know a little about Rick Fox before he hits the dance floor in the 2010 premiere of Dancing With The Stars tonight. Will Rick win? Let’s see more about him.

Of all the men on this season of Dancing With The Stars, Rick Fox has the best chance of winning. The Odds Makers have him as a +500, ranking him just above David Hasselhoff and The Situation. While there are a few women with better odds than Fox, Fox is a sure fire threat to win it all and take home the coveted DWTS trophy.

Rick Fox has been around athletics his entire life. His mother was an Olympic high jumper and pent athlete for her native Canada. At age three his family moved to the Bahamas where he spent most of his childhood before attending the University of North Carolina where he played basketball and helped lead the team to a spot in the 1991 Final Four. That same year the Boston Celtics drafted him. He played for them until 1997. In 1997 he signed with the L.A Lakers where he played until 2004. During his time in L.A. he helped the team with three consecutive NBA Championships. During his NBA career he was also chosen for the 1992 All Rookie second team.

Rick Fox is also an actor. He began with small roles in instructional basketball videos. He would go on to guest star in such hit shows/movies as Oz, Blue Chips, He Got Game, One Tree Hill, and Ugly Betty.

Rick was married to actress/singer Vanessa Williams in 1999. They divorced in 2004. He has most recently begun to date actress Eliza Dushku.

Athletes have a rich tradition of doing well on Dancing With the Stars. They tend to have the agility and coordination it takes to quickly pick up the dance moves and they are used to performing live under pressure. Rick Fox should do well. His good looks and charm should make him popular with women and the NBA fans will be sure to vote for him. Look for him to go far and maybe even be the spoiler that could win it all.

Catch Rick Fox on the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 premiere tonight at 8|7c on ABC.



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