Travis Cox ‘17 is the engine behind the Frederick Douglass Academy Lions. The 6’0 senior is aggressive in his attack to the rim but is as determined to score off the court as he is on the court. Lions Head Coach Patrick Mangan said that Cox is a pleasure to coach.
“Travis has a lot of positives,” said Mangan. “His number one positive is that his effort is tremendous and his heart in the right place to the point where he might even try too hard. But that’s a good problem to have.”
Being a four-year varsity player, Coach Mangan relies on the experience of Cox to lead F.D.A. “He’s very coachable and has improved his dribbling a lot.”
On the next level, Coach Mangan says Cox will need to play the point guard position which is something the Lion’s coaching staff is working on. He has the physicality to player at least Division II basketball but needs to shore up his point guard skills.
Although Cox doesn’t currently hold any offers, Mangan said he does have D2 and D3 interest but is not worried about Cox getting a scholarship. “He’s going to go to school for free or almost free to a quality school with or without basketball because he’s got good grades and he’s a real good kid.” Mangan added that Cox is currently taking an advanced placement class this year to expedite his path to college.
With that being said, Mangan said that Cox wants to play basketball in college so finding the right college is key.