Johnny Cox

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Johnny Cox
Johnny Cox.jpeg
Personal information
Born (1936-11-01) November 1, 1936 (age 82)
Neon, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolHazard (Hazard, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1956–1959)
NBA draft1959 / Round: 4 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1960–1963
PositionGuard
Number25
Career history
1960Cleveland Pipers
1961Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
1961–1962Cleveland Pipers
1962–1963Chicago Zephyrs
1963–1964Battle Creek Warriors
1964–1965Muskegon Panthers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points573 (7.8 ppg)
Rebounds280 (3.8 rpg)
Assists142 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
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.

References[edit]

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