Chubby Cox

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Chubby Cox
No. 32
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1955-12-29) December 29, 1955 (age 58)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Roxborough
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (1973–1975)
San Francisco (1976–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 8 / Pick: 159th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1978–1983
Career history
1978–1980 Wilkes-Barre / Pennsylvania Barons (CBA)
1980–1981 Philadelphia Kings (CBA)
1981 Beverly Hills (Caracas)[1]
1983 Washington Bullets
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John Arthur "Chubby" Cox III (born December 29, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Life and career[edit]

Cox was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 6'2" guard, Cox attended Roxborough High School in Philadelphia. Cox played two years at Villanova University, and then starred at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he still ranks among the top 10 in single-season assists.

He was drafted in the 8th round (7th pick) by the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1978. However, Cox did not make an NBA roster until the 1982-83 season, when he played seven games for the Washington Bullets, scoring 29 total points.

Cox played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) from 1978-1981. Over three seasons with the Philadelphia Kings, Pennsylvania Barons, and Wilkes-Barre Barons, Cox averaged nearly 22 points per game. He scored 50 points in a December 28, 1979, game against the Lancaster Red Roses.

Cox married his girlfriend and former USF cheerleader Victoria and together they have a Venezuelan[2] son, John Cox IV (born July 6, 1981 in Caracas), who already played for the basketball team of his native country. Cox IV followed his dad's footsteps by attending and playing college basketball for USF.[3]

Cox's sister Pam is the wife of former NBA player Joe Bryant and the mother of current Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

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