Man charged with murder of former pro basketball player

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A west suburban man has been charged with the murder of a former pro basketball player in northwest suburban Bloomingdale in December.

Jeffrey Keller, 51, of Hinsdale was charged with the Dec. 22, 2014, shooting death of 37-year-old Nathan Fox at his Bloomingdale home, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office announced Friday.

Fox was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at 9:34 p.m. at his home in the 200 block of Tamarack Lane, prosecutors said.  He was taken to Glen Oaks Medical Center in Glendale Heights where he was later died, police said at the time.

Prosecutors said Keller went to Fox’s home earlier that day and waited for him to return. He allegedly approached Fox and shot him while he was exiting his vehicle.

Fox played 13 season of professional basketball in Europe after graduating from Plainfield High School, the Sun-Times Media Wire reported at the time.

Prior to his pro career, Fox received a full scholarship to play basketball at Boston College. He would later transfer and graduate from the University of Maine with a degree in communications, according to his obituary.

He finished his career by winning the Belgian Basketball Cup, the top tier national competition in Belgium.

Judge George Bakalis ordered Keller held without bond Friday morning, according to the state’s attorney’s office. He is scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 21.

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