June 4, 2020 

PODCAST: Lauren Cox talks basketball development

Indiana Fever lottery pick gets into the weeds on how she fits with Marianne Stanley's new team

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Lauren Cox. (photo courtesy of Lauren Cox)

For Lauren Cox, third overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft and newest member of the Indiana Fever’s stacked frontcourt, blocking shots has always been a key part of her skill set.

“I think it really happens within a split second,” she told me on a recent podcast. “It’s just how the game is flowing, whether you have to come from outside the block a shot, whether your teammates know that they can defend someone on their own. It’s instinct, and it’s kind of something I’ve always had.”

The numbers back her up: 26th in the country in block rate as a freshman, 35th as a senior.

Cox discussed the evolution of her game, the way she fits playing next to a traditional big like Kalani Brown or now, Teaira McCowan, and lots more.

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Written by Howard Megdal

Howard is the founder of The Next and editor-in-chief.

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