Unsigned Senior Spotlight - Fabian Cox
If you're looking for one of the most improved big men in New England, look no further than Notre Dame West-Haven post-graduate Fabian Cox.
It's hard to believe in retrospect, but Cox didn't get much time at Hamden High School as a senior and so he opted for the post-grad route in order to prove himself.
And prove himself he did.
His breakout performance came at last June's Elite 75 College Showcase, when he stood out as one of the most talented frontcourt prospects in attendance. He has backed that up at every step since, while continuing to take his game to new levels and attracting attention from the likes of FDU, Pace, UNH, and others along the way.
While he doesn't yet hold any formal offers, those who have been watching closely over the last year have seen that Cox is a legitimate scholarship player.
Hght/Wght: 6'8" & 230lbs
School: Notre Dame West-Haven (Post-Grad)
AAU: Project Triple Threat
By the Numbers
Stats: 11pts, 6rebs, 56% FG, 43% 3pt, 72% FT
Academics: 1080 SAT
Awards & Accolades
- 1st Team All-Power 5
I am a player who is growing physically and mentally for the game of basketball. I work on my game every day in which I either work out and/or watch a lot of film, including pros I look up to. I am a student of the game which means I learn more and more about it all the time and I love to hear and be taught more about basketball.
"Fabian Cox is a no-brainer scholarship player who has vastly improved his game over the course of the last year. At 6'7" with a 6'11" wingspan, he is multi-dimensional on the offensive end where he can score at a high percentage from inside the paint and from three. He shot the ball at a 56% rate from the field including 43% from deep, averaging over 1 three per game. His soft touch and ability to pass out of the post is what separates Fabian from other bigs at the scholarship level. He has a knack for making great passes to cutters or skip passes for threes. Fabian was an integral part of our inaugural team at Notre Dame becoming a vocal leader from day one both on and off the court. He was able to buckle down and bring our team along with him to allow us to have a successful first season. One of the challenges we gave Fabian this year was to rebound at a higher rate and he answered the call having double-doubles in multiple games including a 24 & 10 game on the road and a 25 & 18 game at home. With his strong work ethic, overall talent, and ability to improve, Fabian's ceiling is extremely high at the scholarship level. He has prepared himself in the classroom, in the weight room and on the basketball court for the opportunity to play at the collegiate level and when given the opportunity he will take full advantage. There are a lot of colleges out there that would be lucky to have Fabian in their program."
- Nick DeFeo, Head Coach, Notre Dame West Haven Prep
"Fabian is a really good kid and a coach's dream from the standpoint that he's a late bloomer and just beginning to truly understand how effective he could be on the college level. He's all of 6'8 with a good frame and strength. He's skilled, and shows good poise on the block (excellent passer out of the post). Fabian has worked hard to become a skilled post player while continuing to improve his ability to stretch the defense when needed. Prior to coaching on the HS/prep level, I spent nearly a decade coaching in college and can say with confidence that Fabian is a solid scholarship-level prospect. Like any of these kids, Fabian has areas for improvement; however, the light bulb continues to come on and I'm excited for what the future holds for him. Coach DeFeo did a terrific job with Fabian this past year at ND Prep. I'm more than happy to fully endorse Fabian Cox."
- Drew Dawson, Director, PTT Hoops
"Typically when you hear about versatile big men who can stretch the floor, it's code for 'he's big and skilled but not productive inside.' Cox is legitimately versatile. He's got a broad build from head-to-toe that allows him to clear space inside. He has a super soft touch that already allows him to stretch the floor and he's a good passer on top of that. His motor has increased and his productivity from last year to this year, against improved competition, is probably most impressive. Guys like that typically continue to ascend and in this case I wouldn't expect anything else."
- Adam Finkelstein, ESPN & NERR