CJ Cox Commits to Purdue

Owen Carlson | Friday, October 6th, 2023

CJ Cox Commits to Purdue

Just this week, Milton Academy/Middlesex Magic 2024 6’2” point guard CJ Cox announced his commitment to join Purdue on a full scholarship for the 2024-25 year.


Cox was successful earlier in his high school career at Lexington HS, but he really got his name on the radar over the past year with Milton Academy, and even more over the last few months with the Middlesex Magic. 


In case you missed it, Cox helped bring Milton Academy to a NEPSAC Class-A Championship last year. He was named to the All-NEPSAC Class-A Honorable Mentions for his performance throughout the season.


He earned his first offer from Southern New Hampshire (D2) last November, and his first D1 offer from Brown in February, with more coming from Dartmouth, Boston University, Holy Cross, and Penn throughout the school year.


The following spring/summer, Cox competed for the Middlesex Magic on the Under Armour (UAA) Circuit, and really had the first true breakout season of his career, helping lead the Magic to a UAA Circuit Championship. He earned UAA All-Circuit Second Team for his performance throughout the season, averaging 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, shooting just under 40% from 3-point range. 


Over the course of the season, he continued collecting offers from the likes of Radford, American, UMass, Northeastern, Miami (OH), Yale, Vermont, and William & Mary.


Although things became quiet for a bit, he recently received the offer from Purdue, took an official visit, made the commitment, and that was that. 


“I’m so happy for CJ Cox on his commitment to Purdue,” said Middlesex Magic Program Director Mike Crotty, who was also the head coach of the program’s championship-winning 17U UAA team this past summer.


“I believe his skillset, how hard he plays, his work ethic, and his winning intangibles perfectly fit Matt Painter and the Purdue style,” he continued. “I think he will immediately be able to impact their program and continue to help them be a high level winning program in the Big 10 and nationally.”


Cox has been successful with every team he has competed with during his high school career, but none know him better than the Middlesex Magic. He has been a part of the program for almost a decade, also playing a major role in back-to-back UAA Circuit Championships these past couple summers.


“CJ Cox is one of the biggest warriors, competitors, and winners I have ever coached,” said Crotty. “Personally, having known him since the fourth grade, and having coached him for four years, I’m extremely proud of him, and our entire program looks forward to watching him be a Boilermaker,” he concluded.