Lauren Cox

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Lauren Cox
No. 13 – Indiana Fever
PositionPower forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1998-04-20) April 20, 1998 (age 22)
Grapevine, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolFlower Mound
(Flower Mound, Texas)
CollegeBaylor (2016–2020)
WNBA draft2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Career history
2020–presentIndiana Fever
Career highlights and awards

Lauren Elizabeth Cox (born April 20, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears.[1] Prior to the start of the 2019, she was a preseason All-American by Lindy's Sports, Athlon Sports, and Street & Smith. In November 2019, ESPN ranked Cox as the second-best collegiate women's basketball player in the country behind Sabrina Ionescu.[2] She would be named Big 12 Player of the Year that season.[3]

Cox was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 7. She wears an insulin pump during games.[4] In each season of Cox's Baylor career, the Lady Bears played a preseason type 1 diabetes benefit game. The 2019 edition of the game, in Cox's final season at Baylor, was especially significant for her personally, as the opponent was defending NCAA Division II champion Lubbock Christian, which featured her younger sister Whitney—who had been diagnosed with the disease at age 17—as a freshman reserve. Near the end of the 2019–20 season, the United States Basketball Writers Association announced that both sisters would receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award for their basketball and community involvement in the face of their condition.[5]

High school[edit]

Cox was one of the top-rated high school basketball players in the country. She was the 2016 Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School Player of the Year.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2016–17 Baylor 37 1 13.4 .433 .412 .747 4.1 1.2 0.4 1.4 1.1 7.6
2017–18 Baylor 34 34 30.2 .516 .304 .748 9.7 2.9 1.1 2.7 1.7 15.3
2018–19 Baylor 38 38 29.5 .522 .306 .734 8.3 3.7 0.8 2.6 1.5 13.0
2019–20* Baylor 22 22 30.2 .463 .333 .614 8.4 3.6 1.3 2.7 1.6 12.5
Career 131 95 25.2 .492 .322 .725 7.5 2.8 0.8 2.3 1.5 12.0

* 2020 NCAA tournament canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lauren Cox - Women's Basketball". Baylor University Athletics.
  2. ^ "The top 25 players in women's college basketball". ESPN.com. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "2019-20 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 WBB Awards Announced" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Litman, Laken (7 November 2019). "Baylor Center Lauren Cox Going for Back-to-Back Titles". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  5. ^ Greenberg, Mel (February 2020). "Most Courageous Cox sisters battle Type 1 diabetes". United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved March 3, 2020.