Meet Tech's senior forward/center from Yazoo City, Miss.
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Completed requirements for his bachelor's degree at Ole Miss in the summer of 2014, enrolled at Tech for the fall semester ... Will be immediately eligible to play for Tech in 2014-15 as a fifth-year graduate transfer ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds over his Ole Miss career.
2013-14 (Red-shirt Junior at Ole Miss)
Played in all 33 games with 16 starts ... Averaged 4.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.6 minutes per game ... Shot 54.3 percent from the field (51-of-94) and 52.2 percent from the line (35-of-67) ... Ranked third on the team with 25 blocked shots ... Named the MVP of the Barclays Center Classic after posting a career-high 15 points and 13 boards against Georgia Tech (11/29) and 7 points, 8 boards and 3 blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/30) ... Tied his career-high with 15 points vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/22) and pulled down 12 boards ... Posted 10 points and 7 rebounds vs. No. 13 Oregon (12/8) ... Scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds vs. Mercer (12/22) ... Posted 5 points and 6 boards in a win vs. Alabama (2/26) ... Added 8 points and 6 rebounds in a win against Mississippi State (3/13) in the SEC Tournament.
2012-13 (Junior at Ole Miss)
Played in seven games before foot injury ended his season in December ...Received a medical redshirt ...Missed the first three games of the season after off-season foot surgery ...Season-high three rebounds against ETSU (12/14) and McNeese State (11/20) ... Season-high four points vs. Lipscomb (11/23) and McNeese State (11/20).
2011-12 (Sophomore at Ole Miss)
Played in 33 games with nine starts ... Averaged 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game ... His minutes increased by almost 5 per game from his freshman season ... Led the team with a 55.8 field-goal percentage ... Ranked third on the team with 8 dunks ... Scored a season-high 7 points twice, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and No. 15 Mississippi State (1/18) ... Recorded a season-high 7 rebounds three times, vs. No. 19 Marquette, at LSU (1/7) and vs. No. 15 Mississippi State (1/18).
2010-11 (Freshman at Ole Miss)
Played in 29 games with four starts ... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.9 rebounds, playing 8.6 minutes per contest ... Started against Alcorn State and posted season bests of 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double ... Saw his first career action in the season opener vs. Arkansas State ... Scored first career basket against Dayton ... Made first career start vs. Penn State ... Posted 10 points (5-6 FGs) and 6 boards vs. Mississippi Valley State ... Made second career start vs. Saint Louis and grabbed 7 boards.
Ranked the No. 83 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 85 by ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 9 center in the country by Rivals.com, No. 21 center by Scout.com and No. 21 power forward by ESPN.com ... Averaged 17.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior for coach Archie Carlyle at Yazoo City High School ... Played in the 2010 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game, helping his team to a 112-88 victory ... Dandy Dozen selection by The Clarion-Ledger ... Averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds as a junior, helping Yazoo City to the north state finals ... The two-sport star was also heavily recruited in football and was rated the No. 54 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com and No. 58 offensive tackle by Scout.com.
Full name is Demarco Andre Cox ... Born Nov. 26, 1990 ... Son of Sharon Cox and Chris Spencer ... Played AAU ball with MBA Hoops Elite under the direction of coach Omhar Carter ... Enrolled in Tech's graduate program for building construction with a concentration in facility management ... Earned his bachelor's degree at Ole Miss in general studies with minors in legal studies, parks and recreation management, and education.