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Lauren Cox

  • As of July 8, 2022. 

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship and 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Tournament Titles: 2022 Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals (Texafornia).
  • Member of the 2022 FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series team.
  • Member of the 2022 USA Basketball 3x3 World Cup Team, where she averaged 4.2 points and a team-high 2.2 blocks through five games competing in Antwerp, Belgium. 
  • Announced as participating in the 2016 USA Women’s U18 National Team Trials on May 9, 2016.
  • Member of the 2015 USA U19 World Championship team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Chekhov, Russia; helped the USA to a 3-0 exhibition record.
  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that captured the FIBA U17 World Championship with a perfect 7-0 record in Pilsen, Czech Republic; recorded a double-double in the USA's gold medal game against Spain, finishing with 20 points, 12 rebounds and a USA women’s U17 single-game record eight blocked shots; recorded a team-leading 19 total blocks to finish with a second-best average of 2.7 bpg. among all U17 competitors.
  • Aided the 2014 USA U17 squad to a 2-1 exhibition record in Nogent sur Seine, France.
  • Member of the 2013 USA U16 National Team that captured a gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico, which earned the USA its berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.

College Notes

  • Played four years (2016-20) at Baylor University. 
  • 2020 first team All-American (USBWA, AP, WBCA, John Wooden).
  • 2020 Senior Class Award All-American selection.
  • 2020 USBWA Pat Summitt Award for courage.
  • Citizen Naismith Trophy finalist.
  • 2020 John Wooden Award finalist.
  • 2020 Big 12 Player of the Year (Coaches, Waco Tribune-Herald).
  • 2020 ALL-Big 12 first team (Coaches, Waco Tribune-Herald) selection. 
  • 2020 Big 12 All-Defensive team selection.
  • 2019 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team selection. 
  • 2019 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award finalist. 
  • 2019 All-Big 12 first team selection. 
  • 2018-19 Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year. 
  • 2019 All-Big 12 first team selection. 
  • 2019 Big 12 All-Defensive team selection. 
  • 2018 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. 
  • 2018 All-Big 12 first team selection. 

High School Honors

  • 2016 USA Today All-USA first team and 2015 third team.
  • Finalist for the 2016 Naismith High School Player of the Year, Naismith All-America first team in 2016 and third team in 2015.
  • 2016 McDonald’s All-American.
  • 2016 Jordan Brand Classic All-American.
  • 2016 WBCA High School Player of the Year.
  • 2015 and 2016 Gatorade State Player of the Year.
  • 2015 and 2016 USA Today Texas Player of the Year and 2015 and 2016 USA Today All-Texas first team.
  • District 5-5A Offensive Player of the Year (2015).
  • 2014 District 5-5A Offensive Player of the Year and 2013 Newcomer of the Year in basketball and volleyball.
  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State first team (2014, 2015) and All-Region (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State first team (2014, 2015).

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Flower Mound High School (Flower Mound, Texas).
  • Lists single-game highs of 44 points (vs. Plano West), 26 rebounds (vs. McKinney Boyd on Jan. 16, 2015) and 13 blocked shots (vs. Coppell on Jan. 24, 2014).
  • Has started in 123 of 124 career games and lists career totals of 2,354 points, 1,652 rebounds, 223 assists, 177 steals and 548 blocked shots.
  • As a senior in 2015-16, started in 29 of 30 games and averaged 21.8 ppg., 12.7 rpg., 3.4 bpg., 2.2 apg. and 1.0 spg. to help her team to a 23-7 record and the playoffs.
  • As a junior in 2014-15, started in all 36 games and averaged 21.8 ppg., 15.3 rpg., 5.3 bpg 1.7 apg. and 1.1 spg. to help her team to a 28-8 record and the Texas 6A state semifinals.
  • As a sophomore in 2013-14, started in all 31 games and averaged 18.8 ppg., 13.8 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.2 spg. and 5.2 bpg. to help her team to a 19-12 record and the regional quarterfinals.
  • As a freshman in 2012-13, started in 33 of 34 games and averaged 13.6 ppg., 11.3 rpg., 1.7 apg., 1.9 spg. and 3.8 bpg. to help her team to a 25-9 record.
  • Played in the summer for Texas United.
  • Also played volleyball; was an all-state player in 2016, all-region in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the defensive player of the year in 2014; all-district in all four years; and the Dallas Morning News All-area newcomer of the year in 2013.
  • Previously competed in track and field, holds her school’s shot put record and as a freshman claimed district and area titles in shot put and discus; was an AAU high jump champion when she was 11.

Personal Notes

  • Can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @lauren_cox15.
  • Born in Grapevine, Texas, resides in Flower Mound, Texas.
  • Daughter of Brenda and Dennis Cox.
  • Has three younger sisters, Whitney (15), Kaylee (13) and Maddie (11).
  • Mother, Brenda Cox, played basketball at Southern Methodist University, and father, Dennis Cox, played basketball at Central Methodist University.
  • Grandfather, Melvin Bruggeman, served in the U.S. Army.
  • Has volunteered as a greeter at elementary schools in association with Partners in Education, for the Special Olympics and for a youth select volleyball team and has taken part in community service projects on behalf of Christian Community Action, Breast Cancer Awareness and the Horizons holiday project for children in need.

The Scoop

  • Is right handed and wears No. 15, because that is the number she has always worn.
  • First played basketball when she was in kindergarten.
  • Enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, watching movies and hanging out with friends.
  • Spain is the most interesting place she has visited -- the beach was really pretty.
  • Favorite movies: The Conjuring, Deadpool, The Jungle Book, Pitch Perfect 2 and The Boy.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @swish41.
  • Favorite Snapchat account: @mcfuture.
  • Favorite player: Kevin Love, because her game is similar to his.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James, because he is very successful.
  • Favorite class: anatomy.
  • Most played song: “Exchange” by Bryson Tiller.
  • Favorite pregame snack: granola bar.
  • Draws inspiration from: her family.
  • Her biggest accomplishment is: winning three gold medals with USA Basketball.
  • Ultimate achievement would be: winning an NCAA championship.
  • Has traveled to: Cancun for the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, Paris for an exhibition tournament in 2014, Czech Republic for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, Spain for an exhibition tournament in 2015 and Russia for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014 U17 7/ 7 20- 50 .400 0- 0 .--- 10- 12 .833 59/ 8.4 50/ 7.1 13 19 5
2014 U17X 3/ 3 10- 31 .323 0- 1 .000 2- 2 1.000 18/ 6.0 22/ 7.3 4 6 1
2013 U16 4/ 3 21- 38 .553 0- 0 .--- 5- 8 .625 35/ 8.8 47/ 11.8 4 14 3
Totals 14/13 51- 119 .429 0- 1 .000 17- 22 .773 112/ 8.0 119/ 8.5 21 39 9


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