DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jake Cohen has been selected to participate in the 2013 Reese’s College All-Star Game, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tuesday afternoon. The annual event features the top seniors in college basketball and will take place Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m. on the Final Four court inside the Georgia Dome.
The teams are composed of 11 senior student-athletes from NCAA Division I programs across America.
In addition to leading the Wildcats to back-to-back Southern Conference Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, Cohen is the first Wildcat to earn consecutive Southern Conference player of the year honors since Stephen Curry (2006-09).
Davidson’s all-time leader in blocks (197) and starts (123), Cohen concluded his standout career ranked among the school’s Top-10 in points (1,795/6th), rebounds (747/9th) field-goals made (611/7th), field-goals attempted (1260/6th), free-throws made (451/2nd), free-throws attempted (560/5th), free-throw percentage (.805/T-9th) and games played (131/4th).
A native of Berwyn, Pa., Cohen recorded double figures 97 times and reached the 20-point plateau 21 times, including a career-high 32 points in Davidson’s 75-59 win at SoCon rival College of Charleston Feb. 14, 2013. Against third-seeded Marquette in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the 6-10 forward led all scorers with a game-high 20 points.
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will coach the West All-Stars and Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin will coach the East All-Stars.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.
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