A new 09 name has popped up on the radar. 6-10 big man Jake Cohen from Pennsylvania lists Michigan along with Penn State, Northwestern, Penn and others.
Penn Live.com reported that Cohen was offered by PSU on 3/10 after Penn State’s upset of the Hoosiers. They also provided this scouting report:
Cohen is a slim big who nonetheless is adept at posting and scoring but also has the ability to step out and shoot to 16 feet. He is an intelligent passer, already adept at kicking out from double teams and feeding from the high post. But his slim build and lack of strength are issues that must be addressed.
Cohen was named honorable-mention All Southeastern PA this year (his junior year), which isn’t all that impressive in itself but there are some ballers on that team Tyreke Evans, Maalik Wayns, Dalton Pepper are just a couple. Rivals posted this premium article today on Cohen and his plans for his recruitment. For you rankings people there are a few Cohen mentions in these PA rankings (thanks to BL).
Cohen definetely seems like one to watch but I think Andy Brown has the be number 1a on the board right now. It is clear that our main focus for recruiting in 09 at this point is getting a point guard and a skilled big to go along with Morgan.
A couple more recruiting notes. Congrats to Stuart Douglass for being named to the all-MIC team. And also congrats to Novak for being named the 2nd best senior in Indiana according to the IBCA.