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Ron Cox's Eastern career marks stand test of time

Eagle hoop standout has his No. 30 jersey retired


Paul Delaney

Ron Cox (middle) with EWU mascot, Swoop and the school's athletic director Bill Chaves, was honored last Saturday as only the second basketball player in school history to have his jersey number retired.

Ron Cox marveled when he recently returned to the Eastern Washington University campus. Patterson Hall had just undergone a head-to-toe remodeling.

"That was brand new when I came," Cox said when he first enrolled at the school in 1973.

Some things sure do change over time.

But others, like a bevy of school records on the basketball court set by Cox – career marks with 1,741 points and 1,273 rebounds – still remain intact after nearly 40 years.

And that's why Cox joins fellow Eagle alum and Detroit Piston Rodney Stuckey as only the second Eastern basketball player in school history to...

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