ANGOLA, IN. – LaVille senior Rilye Cox has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Trine University. Cox will become a member of the Trine Men’s Basketball Team.
“We are excited to have Rilye join our program here at Trine,” said Trine Head Men’s Basketball coach Brooks Miller. “He will be a tremendous addition to our campus community.”
According to Cox, he had approximately a dozen programs looking at him.
“My decision was a very long and well thought out decision,” said Cox, who narrowed his choices down to Trine, Bethel and Anderson. “I looked at all the options not only at that college, but at different colleges. What helped me make my decision was visiting there and scrimmaging with the team and meeting them. That visit impacted what I decided.”
That opportunity to scrimmage and meet the team seemed to sway the 6-foot-5 forward.
“My visit at Trine went very well!” explained Cox. “We discussed a lot of different things within the campus that
would benefit me while I stay. I did scrimmage with the team, and it went really well! It is a completely different experience because you go from being one of the better ones on the team, to everybody is as good as you are. Pace of play size and skill are all so much better at this level.
Cox averaged 14.4 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and produced six double-doubles
“My thoughts attending college are very exciting,” concluded Cox. “I am excited to start the next chapter of
my life, and play the sport I love.”
LaVille basketball coach Michael Edison says that given time to get stronger over the next few years, the future is bright for Cox.
“Rilye will be a great addition to Trine University!” explained Edison. “He brings a lot of versatility as he is 6’5″ to 6’6″ and has been a 40% 3 point shooter for me the past two seasons. With his size and shooting ability he will make a huge impact right away. As he continues to get stronger in the next couple of years the sky is the limit for what he is capable of doing. Trine really got a great student-athlete in Rilye Cox. I wish him the best and know that he will have success at the next level.”
Cox finished his career with 774 career points, over 300 rebounds, and over 100 assists.