The Brandon University Bobcats women's basketball team has announce the addition of the first commitment for next season in Palomar College transfer Keisha Cox.  Cox plans to follow in the footsteps of her best-friend and fellow Californian Mikaela Stanton to north of the border from Palomar, a Junior College in the California Community College Athletic Association. Stanton transferred to BU last season and enjoyed a successful first season in Canada. Not only does Cox intend to make the move north, but she also intends to find success on the court and in the classroom the way Stanton has.

"I'm excited to add a player of Keisha's caliber," says Bobcats coach Novell Thomas. "She's a competitor and will help us take the next step forward. Her ability to score and basketball IQ will be a welcomed addition to our team."

Cox is from Oceanside, Calif. where she is a graduate of Mission Hills High School. She was a high-school stand-out on the basketball court, but it was in her time at Palomar that she became a prolific scorer as well as a strong defender. Cox was the Comets leading scorer last season (18.5 ppg), starting all 30 games en route to being named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference player of the year, as well as earning all-conference honours.

Cox poses with her parents minutes after signing an official letter of intent committing to the Bobcats.

Cox knows it will be a big move to Brandon, both geographically speaking and on the basketball court, but it's a challenge she is looking forward to.

"I chose to attend Brandon University because I want to play professionally overseas in the future and Brandon puts me in a great position to fulfill my plans," says Cox. "Also my best friend attends and plays for Brandon, so it was just a win-win opportunity I couldn't let pass."

Cox plans to study in BU's Bachelor of Physical Education Studies program.


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