Tribe men’s basketball landed David Cohn, a freshman last year at Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference. Cohn’s bio via the Colorado State site is as follows,
“Was a standout in the Chicago Area at York High School in Elmhurst, Ill. … Completed a high-scoring prep career with scholarship offers from 11 Division I programs, choosing Colorado State over Bradley, Drake, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, Saint Louis, Santa Clara, UIC, Valparaiso, William & Mary and Wright State…As a senior, helped the Dukes to a 21-7 overall record and an 8-4 mark in league play…Averaged 22 points and five rebounds per games as a junior in 2011-12, and set a school single-game scoring record with 47 points during the season…Also shot better than 50 percent from beyond the arc during his high school career…Was an all-state selection both his junior and senior seasons and was named to the Chicago Sun-Time’s all-area team which honors the top 20 players in Chicago… Finished his career as the second leading scorer in school history… Competed for one of the nation’s top AAU programs, the Illinois Wolves.”
After losing senior point guards Julian Boatner and Brandon Britt to graduation, this is a great depth addition for Tony Shaver’s squad. Cohn joins an already stellar Sophomore class along with Omar Prewitt and Daniel Dixon, though transfer rules state that Cohn must sit out the 2014-2015 season.
Cohn averaged 15 minutes per game, 3.9 points per game, and 0.9 assists per game. Still, experience is experience; look for those numbers to shoot up during Cohn’s career at William & Mary.