Born November 1, 1936 Johnny Cox played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1963-1963. Johnny W. Cox is a retired American basketball player. A 6'4" guard from Hazard High School in Kentucky, Cox starred at the University of Kentucky from 1956 to 1959. He scored 1,461 points in 84 career games and won an NCAA Championship in 1958. His #24 jersey was later retired by the university.