The beauty of the spring evaluation period is the guys who come out of nowhere and ascend up the charts. If the first two sessions of the Nike EYBL circuit are any indication, the spring has been very good to 2014 combo guard Sandy Cohen (Green Bay, Wis./Seymour).
He’s averaging nine points and four rebounds per game and making 31 percent of his 3-pointers while running the show for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. He hasn’t been perfect (24 assists and 25 turnovers), but he’s done enough to warrant major attention.
Coming into the spring, it was North Dakota, Green Bay and Milwaukee chasing him. After the first EYBL session two weeks ago in Los Angeles, La Salle and George Washington offered. After the second EYBL session in Hampton, Va., last weekend, he has fielded calls from Minnesota, Auburn, Clemson and UCLA.
“I had a few good games and people liked the way I could handle the ball and I can shoot,” Cohen said. “I’m trying to go high-major, that’s my dream.”
The kid from Green Bay Packers country is in the big time now, and he likes what he sees.
“This is nothing like I’ve ever seen before,” Cohen said. “This is high-level basketball. Where I’m from it’s nothing like this. We don’t get full-court pressure, nothing like that.”
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