Aug 27, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Senior Josh Herbeck, junior Maxwell Lenox and sophomore Dylan Cox have been selected by their teammates to serve as the Army men’s basketball captains for the 2013-14 season. Herbeck was a tri-captain last season, while Cox becomes only the second yearling in program history to be officially chosen as a team leader.
“Josh, Maxwell and Dylan were their teammates’ overwhelming choices to lead our program,” head coach Zach Spiker said. “On a team and at an institution full of leaders, they have distinguished themselves among their peers. They are absolutely the right choices to set the standard for Army basketball.”
Herbeck, a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., will serve as an Army captain for the second straight season. One of the most prolific three-point shooters in Black Knights’ history, Herbeck has played in 78 career games, including 39 starting assignments. His 151 career three-pointers is ranked seventh all-time at West Point, while his career 39.3 three-point field goal percentage is the fifth best in Academy annals.
Lenox has been a staple in the Army lineup since his plebe season. A Patriot League All-Rookie Team pick in 2011-12, he has played in all 61 of the Black Knights’ games since his arrival at West Point. Lenox enters his third season ranked 10th on Army’s all-time assists-per-game list at 2.4 per game.
Cox is the first yearling to earn the captain title since Matt Bell, the only three-time captain in Army history, in 2004-05. He was the only Army plebe to start all 31 games last season, and led the team with 100 assists. He averaged 5.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game during his rookie campaign.
Army returns four of its top six scorers from last season’s squad that went 16-15 and advanced to the Patriot League semifinals, including unanimous conference rookie of the year selection Kyle Wilson. The season starts on Friday, Nov. 8 versus Air Force. The first game of the All-Military Classic presented by USAA, which will be hosted by VMI, will be televised live by ESPNU at 1 p.m.