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

Johnny Cox
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Personal information
Born (1936-11-01) November 1, 1936 (age 85)
Neon, Kentucky
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
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 Edit this at Wikidata at
Stats at
A jersey honoring Cox hangs in Rupp Arena

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 from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved January 11, 2008.
  2. ^ "Johnny Cox Stats". Retrieved January 11, 2008.