50 Marcus Cox
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Expected to compete for either the starting small forward or off-guard spots this season ... Versatile athlete, who can play both guard positions or small forward ... A strong rebounder for his size ... Experienced player, who spent his first two collegiate seasons at the University of Connecticut.
As a Junior in 2002-2003
Played in 28 games on the season with 10 starts ... Started the first nine games of the year, then earned one more start later in the season against Xavier ... Averaged 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... Was UMass' seventh-leading scorer, while contributing five points or more 13 times ... Averaged 4.9 ppg against Atlantic 10 foes, while shooting 55.4 percent from the field ... Recorded three double-figure scoring games on the season ... Ranked fourth on the team in assists with 41, and dropped at least one dime in 20 of 28 appearances ... Pulled down 31 of his 71 rebounds on the offensive end, ranking fourth on the team in offensive boards ... Also stood fourth on the squad in steals (19) and field goal percentage (.425) ... Recorded his first career double-double, a 12-point, career-high 11-rebound effort against Fordham in Amherst ... Also collected three assists and a pair of steals in a season-long 30 minute stint against the Rams ... Scored 11 points on five of six shooting at La Salle ... Opened the season with a career-high 14 points and four rebounds against Indiana, while hitting 5-of-10 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws ... Totaled nine points, four rebounds and a season-high five assists against Connecticut.
Transferred to UMass from the University of Connecticut ... As a sophomore at UConn in 2000-2001, appeared in 23 games for the Huskies and drew four starts ... Averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per outing, while shooting 35.9 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from three-point range and 62.5 percent at the foul line ... Posted career highs of 10 points and seven rebounds in UConn's season-opening victory over Quinnipiac ... Had 31 assists and 14 steals on the year ... Played in Greece during the summer of 2000 as a member of People-to-People's USA All-Stars ... Saw action in 30 games as a freshman off the bench for the Huskies 1999-2000 team which advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Averaged 1.2 points, 1.1 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 5.5 minutes as a UConn rookie ... Dished out a career-high seven assists against Coppin State, and had six against Providence College ... A top 50 recruit who prepped at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, Conn., Cox earned 1999 Connecticut High School Player of the Year honors and was a fourth team Parade Magazine All-American ... Averaged 18.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists as a senior when he led coach John Pohl's Cougars to a 26-0 record and the Class M state title ... A two-time first team All-State pick ... Ended his career with 1,285 points, 841 rebounds and 587 assists ... Team was ranked No. 1 in both the state and New England prep ranks following the 1998-1999 campaign ... Member of the gold medal winning 1998 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival East team that finished with a 4-1 record ... Ranked ninth among Festival players in assists at 2.6 apg ... Recorded Festival highs of 19 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Full name is Stephen Marcus Cox ... Born Sept. 3, 1981, in Bridgeport, Conn. ... Son of Toni Liggins and Stephen Cox ... Majoring in Sociology.