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Lauren Cox's Bio

About Lauren Cox

WNBA

2020: The first draft pick by the Indiana Fever in the Marianne Stanley era was three-time All-American, Lauren Cox. Cox joined Teaira McCowan (2019) and the current Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, Tamika Catchings (2001), as the only players in franchise history taken with the No. 3 overall pick. The third overall selection from Baylor University had her first season with the Fever paused as she started the season in the WNBA Medical Protocol upon arrival in Bradenton, Florida. Cox made her WNBA debut against the Los Angeles Sparks on August 5 and played in the next 13 games. She started the first game of her career on August 9 against the Washington Mystics. Due to a left knee injury, Cox missed the last four games of the regular season.

COLLEGE

The three-time All-American, two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and 2020 Big 12 Player of the Year capped her senior season as one of four finalists for the Naismith National Player of the Year, one year after helping the Baylor Bears to a national championship.

The 6-foot-4 forward from Flower Mound, Texas finished her career with 1,570 points; 982 rebounds, which was good for the ninth most in school history; 363 assists and the second most blocked shots in school history, 302, while starting 95 of 131 games played from 2016-20. During her playing career at Baylor, Cox also recorded the seventh most double-doubles, 35, in program history.

This past season, she became the second player in NCAA women’s basketball history since 1999 to compile at least 1,500 points, 975 rebounds, 300 blocks and 300 assists along with Breanna Stewart.

INTERNATIONAL

With USA Basketball, Cox helped earn gold medals during the 2015 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

PERSONAL

She was born on April 20, 1998.

Along with her sister, Whitney Cox, she earned the USBWA’s Pat Summitt Award for Courage for their advocacy to youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Both players have used their diagnosis and platform to inspire and care for youth also suffering from T1D. In 2019, Cox was a mentor in the JDRF Foundation Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C., where children living with T1D meet with lawmakers to advocate for research and help them understand the disease.

Cox was also the nation’s No. 1-ranked overall player and at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz and All Star Girls Report (ASGR) coming out of high school in 2016.

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