Johnny Cox

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Johnny Cox
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Personal information
Born (1936-11-01) November 1, 1936 (age 81)
Neon, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Hazard (Hazard, Kentucky)
College Kentucky (1956–1959)
NBA draft 1959 / Round: 4 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1960–1963
Position Guard
Number 25
Career history
1960 Cleveland Pipers
1961 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
1961–1962 Cleveland Pipers
1962–1963 Chicago Zephyrs
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 573 (7.8 ppg)
Rebounds 280 (3.8 rpg)
Assists 142 (1.9 apg)
Stats at
A jersey honoring Cox hangs in Rupp Arena

Johnny W. Cox (born November 1, 1936) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'4" guard from Hazard High School in Kentucky, Cox starred at the University of Kentucky from 1956 to 1959. He scored 1,461 points in 84 career games and won an NCAA Championship in 1958. His #24 jersey was later retired by the university.[1]

Cox played one season (1962–63) in the NBA as a member of the Chicago Zephyrs. He averaged 7.8 points per game in 73 games.[2] He also played in the American Basketball League.


  1. ^ Johnny Cox Archived 2007-12-12 at the Wayback Machine. at Big Blue History. Retrieved on January 11, 2008.
  2. ^
    • Johnny Cox at Retrieved on January 11, 2008.