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Cory Cox, one of the top players in the Flint area the last couple of seasons, has become the most recent player to sign his Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Golden Eagles in 2013. Cornerstone also had early commitments from two local guards: Michael McLaughlin from Forest Hills Northern and Joey Blauwkamp from Tri-unity Christian. Cox is currently in his senior season at Fenton High School.
A 6-5 forward, Cox has been a three –year varsity player. He was a starter at Flushing High School as a sophomore where he averaged 11 PPG and 4 APG. Cox was named to the Big Nine All-Conference Team that season. He transferred to Fenton HS prior to his junior year. That season he averaged 15 PPG and 6 RPG while leading his team to a 22-2 record and a Class A District title. Cox earned 1st Team Flint Metro honors for his efforts and was also named to the Flint All-Area 1st Team.
Cox, the younger brother of Davenport University's All-American Nate Cox, had a career-high 27 points last season versus Flint Powers Catholic Central. An excellent shooter from behind the arc, Cox went 7/7 from 3 in that game.
Entering his senior season at Fenton, Cox was selected as a preseason Top 10 player in the Flint Metro Area. He has his Tigers off to a 3-0 so far this season and is leading the way with 20 PPG.
Cory is the son of Jim and Denise Cox. He wil be majoring in Business Administration at Cornerstone.
Cox on why he chose Cornerstone: "I chose Cornerstone because it was the best fit for me. They have a very successful basketball program with a great Christian environment. Cornerstone would offer the best opportunity for me on and off the court"
Coach Elders on Cox: "Cory comes from a basketball family. He knows how to play the game. Cory has a very high basketball IQ. He's a tremendous 3-point shooter, but can score in a lot of different ways. Being a point guard early in his career has helped to make him a complete player. Cory has the ability to bring the ball up the court and also beat defenders off the dribble. His mid-range game is outstanding and he can also create for his teammates as well as score inside himself. He's a leader and knows how to win. More than his basketball ability, Cory is a young man of great character who has a desire to walk with God and grow spiritually. He's definitely a great fit for Cornerstone University."