Chubby Cox

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Chubby Cox
Personal information
Born (1955-12-29) December 29, 1955 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolRoxborough
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 8 / Pick: 159th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1978–1983
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1978–1980Wilkes-Barre / Pennsylvania Barons
1980–1981Philadelphia Kings
1981Beverly Hills
1983Washington Bullets
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John Arthur "Chubby" Cox III (born December 29, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Life and career[edit]

Cox was born in Philadelphia. 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. He also played professionally in Venezuela for Beverley Hills in Caracas.[1]

Cox married his girlfriend and former USF cheerleader Victoria and together they have an American-Venezuelan son, John, who has represented the basketball team of his birth country.

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


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